Wednesday, February 08, 2006

California: Nevada County and Cities Faces Exodus of Older Civil Servants

Brittany Retherford reports in The Union that Nevada City, California, could lose half of its full-time workers to retirement by 2010, that Grass Valley could see 30% retire by 2008, and that Nevada County, the largest employer in the area, stands to lose the most, as 50% of its nearly 1,000 employees were already eligible to retire by the end of 2005. According to Gayle Satchwell, the county’s human resource director, the county has been preparing for the past two years, readying employees with skills to ease into possible promotions and encouraging longtime employees nearing retirement to store their knowledge in manuals and computer programs to be able to be passed down after their departure.

Source: "County work force ages" The Union (February 7, 2006)

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