Well, the Chinese have already hacked the OPM and have collected who knows what out of Federal Employee's records. If your wife or children have been to detox, the Chinese know. Are you OK with that, I'm not. Im not ok with knowing we're all military personnel live or are deployed, I don't want them knowing where the DOD employes live either. There's another good reason to quell your curiosity about others, once you get your hands on the personal papers of Federal Employees, what are you going to do with them. Will you sign a confidentially agreement because you only need to know to determine how much to envy old co-workers. Or more likely, you want it so you can snicker or be outraged at other people retirement benefits and just impress
other gov employees with your successful intrusions into other's private affairs.
Federal workers don't all receive the same pension, it's calculated by the entire amount of federal service (military counts), so it's years served and top three earning years and regional pay allowances.
Here's an example, building maintenance learned it was more economical to systematically replace the overhead fluorescent bulbs, room by room, floor by floor, rather than respond only when a light started to flicker, go dead, or expload. So didn't get notice, far in advance, and when they did come, we had to turn off the computers turn over or conceal paper on our desk until the workmen were finished,
It wasn't done because we suspected they might be spy's, they simply were not read in to the clearances, and really didn't need it. So these men worked 8 + hours getting up and down latter, taking out the existing bulbs and replacing them with new bulbs.the maintenance people were absolutely necessary, but on one occasion, I heard one worker remark to anther, will you look at that (he was looking at a big white board wher we would announce 'events', birthdays, newborns, marriages and promotions. We had recently promoted a very talented computer programmer, who was also fluent in Russian, understood overhead and was very promining as an analyst, I think we promoted him to an 11. He was hired as a 9 because he has an advanced degree and was performing brilliantly, well the bulb replacer man became irate, he loudly announce to his partner. "would you look at that, I've been waiting for my 5 or 6 and some office jackass was promoted to 11".
Now I know the bulb guy worked every day, he was not a slacker, worked hard and was probably very happy to go home at night after his 8+ hours. The building couldn't function with those maintenance guys. But our analyst could change like bulbs, but the bulb gut couldn't even conceive of what our analysts did. Not because they were stupid, or couldn't be trained, they saw the office people as desk jockeys and thought it was unfair,
It wasn't, everybody in private and government jobs are supposed to be compensated for their skills and target knowledge. Governors, Presidents and other elected official have huge responsibilities, but even failed CEO' pay dwarfs that of the person we like to think of as the leader of the free world
So, once again, what possible reason would you need to know what another federal employees pension is? Has it occurred to you they may have contributed much more money into their pension plans than the bare minimum? They may have sacrificed monthly extra cash and saved It for investment into retirement or in another vehicle. They may have paid off their mortgages, avoided ridiculous credit rates by not maxing out credit cards.
Get your own house in order and check in with human resources, they will help you manage your money so someday a younger jealous, slacker will wonder what your get on a monthly basis.