WASHINGTON (WDTN) - The Air Force will use a Reduction in Force to bring civilian job levels in line with fiscal year 2012 budget requirements.
In a statement released April 17 , approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23.
The Air Force was required to reduce more than 16,000 civilian positions in the FY12 budget, of which approximately 15,000 have already happened.
"Voluntary efforts to balance the civilian workforce in FY12 have gotten us significantly closer to funded levels, but we still have a way to go in placing the number of surplus employees to funded vacancies, and RIF authorities will enable us to achieve that goal," said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy for the Air Force. "The Air Force recognizes and strives to balance the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce with the fiscal realities under which the Department of Defense and the government as a whole are operating. We continue to focus on minimizing the impact on our current civilian workforce and their families."
2 NEWS contacted officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for reaction to the announcement and base spokesperson Daryl Mayer said, " It is doubtful any Wright-Patt employees would be affected, but we won't know until Aug. 23."
Out of Wright-Patt's nearly 29,000 person workforce, around 20,000 are civilian employees.
Air Force officials stress the action is not related to the current sequestration furloughs.
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