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The (Not So Pretty) FERS Origins Story

The (Not So Pretty) FERS Origins Story

May 01, 2023

It’s May 1986. The Cosby Show and Family Ties are the top-rated TV shows. Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone are boffo box office. Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer and Kiss by Prince top the pop music charts.

In federal offices, while the Macintosh computer has been on the market for two years, the technology focus is on the new fax machines that can also scan and print on plain paper. Besides, for those relatively few employees who need a computer at work, there’s the next generation of the IBM PC featuring slots for two 5 ¼ inch floppy disks, each capable of storing an astonishing 160 kilobytes per side!

And in Washington, the Republican Reagan administration and the Democrats controlling Congress are casually making decisions affecting the financial futures of millions of future federal employees and their family members. Click HERE to read more.