NASA workforce concerns


  • Randy Showstack


With nearly 25% of NASA's current workforce eligible to retire within five years, the agency faces “a huge retirement bulge,” according to U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY). Boehlert, chair of the House of Representatives Science Committee, introduced legislation on 5 March to resolve these concerns by offering a package of stimuli to recruit and retain employees.

Boehlert said that although NASA is not the only agency facing workforce issues, NASA's needs “are especially critical.”