The ‘Silver Tsunami’ has arrived in government

old-man-wave-300x300Significantly more state and local government workers are retiring or quitting, according to a recent survey.

By Mike Maciag | Governing

For years, there have been warnings about the forthcoming retirements of a large segment of the public sector’s most experienced workers. Now, it appears those retirements may be accelerating across many state and local governments.

A new Center for State and Local Government Excellence survey indicates that governments are experiencing an uptick in retirements. More than half — 54 percent — of surveyed governments reported an increase in retirements last year from 2014, while just 10 percent reported a decrease.

“The looming talent crisis that we’ve been talking about for years is right on our doorstep,” said Elizabeth Kellar, the center’s president.

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