Friday, January 20, 2017
Poll: 28% of federal workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump
GovExec poll: 28 percent of fed workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump: According to a new poll conducted by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council, 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be considering leaving the federal service because of Donald Trump's election. This is actually up from 25 percent who said the same in February when asked about the possibility that Trump might be elected. Fourteen percent said that yes, they are considering it, and the same share said maybe they are. Of this combined 28 percent, just over half said they are eligible for retirement and [might] retire earlier than planned, meaning they might be serious about this.