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USAF to cut 900 civilian positions

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DAYTON (WDTN) — The US Air Force will cut its workforce by 900 positions in order to meet demands of a trimmed 2014 budget.


The Air Force says it has not determined specific reductions by location, yet.


“The Defense Department used administrative furloughs to meet civilian pay budget demands in the compressed time frame between sequestration and the end of the FY13. We will meet a similar budgetary challenge in FY14 through a reduced workforce,” said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy for the Air Force.


The general added that the Air Force’s strategy to meet civilian pay budget targets does not include a furlough.


According to the Air Force, Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay will be used to persuade eligible employees to leave their jobs.


“Over the last couple of years the Air Force has gone through significant civilian pay budget challenges,” Grosso said. “By implementing voluntary programs now we hope to mitigate future involuntary losses to the civilian workforce.”

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