Will Weak Economy Make Buyouts Ineffective

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm based in Washington D.C., was interviewed on Federal News Radio's Federal Drive program to discuss the increase in the number of agencies offering buyouts and early retirements. The interview is available here.

Excerpt: More agencies are offering buyouts and early retirements, as they try to deal with smaller budgets.

But at some point, if not enough people voluntarily quit, some employees might not have much of a choice.

Debra Roth, a partner with Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive for the Legal Loop segment to explain when and how agency can force employees out.

Agencies can't necessarily force employees into leaving, she said. "But, certainly, buyouts are back," she added.

Essentially, a successful buyout can be boiled down to the incentives, Roth explained.

Source: Federal News Radio