Originally Posted by CuppaJoe
I've been debating about this: is one month notice to the boss about right?
Check your personnel department to see what they recommend.
Personally, I plan to give 60 days' notice. I think that is what OPM says we are expected to do. I want to be reasonably nice about it. There is not much sense in giving any more notice than that, because at my work they never hire a replacement until months after the position is (newly) open.
In recent months I have casually let it be known that the summer of 2010 is my target ER date, give or take half a year. But I am always very clear that this is all subject to change.