Amanda would be well advised not to make a career in government because Congress wants to eliminate the FERS retirement system and reduce it to just a 401 k plan and social security... Furthermore, the super committee in Congress appears to be failing in its mission of reducing the debt and deficit. So, if things go to sequestration, then all of the government departments and agencies will be cut severely and will have to lay off thru rifs 1000s of civil servants and contractors. Not a good future for government employees. Suggest she become a private contractor or seek employment in the private sector. Read it and weap! Over spending by the liberal wing of congress has put the entire government at risk along with the entitlement programs which have never been properly managed.