Encourage use of more part time positions

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I would like to retire and work part time closer to home. So, having worked for the government for over 32 years, I thought I'd take a look a options on USAJOBS. There aren't many there. I don't think managers naturally think of hiring people part time, nor do I think organizations make it particularly easy for managers to hire part time employees. Perhaps this is a cultural rather than a policies/procedures issue. I suspect it's a little of both. Thanks for looking into it, OPM.

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    Terrence Hill

    I agree. Managers don't even consider hiring part-time employees and employees going for their high-three for retirement are penalized. Many jobs in government could be performed on a part-time basis, saving millions.