I retired from the fed a little over a month ago. I probably wouldn't have done the phased retirement, even if they had gotten it up & running sooner. I figured if I was gonna work at all, I wanted to work full-time so I would get the full 2% for how ever many extra years I worked. I'm CSRS. Turns out, I worked 1 1/2 yrs past my earliest retirement date and then called it quits. 37 yrs, 4 months. Done & done.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” - Edgar Bergen