The Utilization and Limitation of the Retired Civil Servants
In recent years, Taiwan’s civil service retirement age has gradually declined. In 2015, the average retirement ages for government employees and public school teachers were 55.7 and 54, respectively. Loosened retirement restrictions is the main reason for the decline in retirement age of civil servants, and consequently leading to a substantial increase in the financial burden of the government. Furthermore, because the pension of civil servants is relatively higher compared to those employed in the private sector, and in accordance with the law that allows civil servants to retire as early as 50 years of age, not only can the retirees establish a second career while receiving their pension but also have the money and leisure to travel in Taiwan and abroad. Naturally, this has led to the general public protesting in the name of injustice and stigmatizing all civil servants.