Every good IT management team is talking about the coming wave of retiring Baby Boomers. Well I just came across a report that might help. The Partnership for Public Service released an interesting report back in January entitled: "A Golden Opportunity: Recruiting Baby Boomers into Government."The report,\u00a0contains some startling numbers,\u00a0such as\u00a0"the federal government will\u00a0need to hire an estimated\u00a0193,000 individuals to fill mission-critical positions in such areas as public health, accounting, and engineering."\u00a0The\u00a0major premise: "Government has a golden opportunity\u00a0 to attract talented, experienced workers to federal service, but that agencies must take more action to effectively appeal to this cohort."\u00a0Why? Their survey\u00a0suggest\u00a0that\u00a0older workers actually view the government\u00a0with more skepticism than younger workers do.\u00a0\u00a0This report challenges much of\u00a0my current thinking about the coming exodus of government workers. Might experienced professionals who had 30+ years of IBM or EDS experience join\u00a0the federal workforce? \u00a0Yes, this issue is just as relevant for state and local governments as well.Imagine this, a retired technology guru plays 18 holes of golf in Florida, before he\/she connects\u00a0to the Michigan state government office for a half day of work. Could this be\u00a0a new working model?I certainly think this report makes many sense, and it has major implications for governements around the US and the world.\u00a0 What are your thoughts?