One-third of Miss. government workers eligible to retire in 5 years

One-third of Mississippi state government’s workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next five years.

Deanne Mosley, executive director of the state Personnel Board, said the employees nearing retirement age are many of the state’s leaders and supervisors.

“They have an incredible amount of institutional knowledge,” Mosley told legislative leaders recently.

One of the issues that could impact whether state employees retire when eligible is money. If the employees received a raise, it could provide incentive for them to continue working to increase their retirement benefits.

Clarion Ledger