ERIC Number: ED209440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Work after 65: Options for the 80's. Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session. Part 2--Washington, D.C.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Flexible retirement policies have worked very well for four major United States corporations, accordinq to testimony of their executives during the second part of a U.S. Senate hearing on work after age 65, conducted in Washington, D.C., in May, 1980. Executives of Xerox, Polaroid, Bankers Life and Casualty, and Atlantic Richfield told the special committee on aging that their companies have a 15-year span--from 55 to 70 and beyond--during which employees can choose to retire. The executives said that in most cases the best, most productive workers were the ones who chose to stay the longest; thus, not having mandatory retirement was helpful for the companies. The company officials also commented that older workers had records of absences that were as good as or better than those of younger workers, and much better safety records. The hearing record also includes testimony about the needs of older workers and the future needs of the marketplace for older workers by Senators Lawton Chiles, Charles Percy, John Glenn, David Pryor, and John Melcher. In addition, reports of various task forces and surveys relating to older workers and retirement are appended to the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Demography, Employee Attitudes, Employees, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Flexible Working Hours, Government Role, Hearings, Older Adults, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Public Policy, Reentry Workers, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.