Mike Causey recently asked this question. He points out that buyout season is upon us. January, February and March are the months that buyouts are most cost-effective for Uncle Sam. Last year, 21 federal agencies offered buyouts to more than 30,000 federal workers. They ranged from 6,500 eligible in the Air Force to as few as 33 employees of the Army Material Command.
Causey warns that when and if a buyout offer comes, you will likely have a short window of time in which to decide, and then leave. If there is a stampede, you may face a first-come-first-serve situation. For more thoughts on what to consider read Causey's article at www.federalnewsradio.com.
So what would you do if the boss offered you $25,000 before deductions to take regular or early retirement? Whats your tipping point?