Compensation and Benefits

Point / Counterpoint: Early Retirement Incentives

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Governments occasionally offer early retirement incentives to employees as a strategy to reduce payroll costs or stimulate short-term turnover among staff. These incentives are temporary, usually offered during a window that covers a specific period of time. They might increase the economic value of the standard retirement benefit or be a one-time payment that doesn’t affect an ongoing defined benefit or defined contribution retirement benefit, or they can provide other financial incentives to facilitate retirement before an employee’s otherwise planned retirement.