The Office of Personnel Management has published final rules carrying out government-wide early-out retirement authorities contained in the 2002 law that created the Department of Homeland Security. The rules put in final form guidance issued earlier regarding how agencies may use the authority and what conditions they may put on early-out offers. For a closer look at the rules, go to www.fedweek.com/HotFreeNews/default.asp in the hot free info section of our website.