AMCOM Plans for 2012 Work Force
June 29, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Aviation and Missile Command faces a loss of 272 job positions in fiscal 2012 but no reduction in force is anticipated.
Plans are to conduct a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. The application window will be July 8-15; and the AMCOM G-1 (Human Resources) will provide instructions on how to apply. Some 328 people expressed interest during an interest window for the AMCOM work force. But workers must apply from July 8-15 to be considered for VERA/VSIP.
And there is no guarantee that those who apply will get approved.
AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers discussed the job cuts during the command’s town hall June 20 which filled the 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium. The planned reductions come from headquarters Army Materiel Command.
“We are not planning on doing a RIF. Will there be one? I don’t know,” Rogers said in response to a question from the audience. “It is possible that we may have to do a RIF but highly, highly unlikely. That is not my goal.”
July 8-15 is the application window for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. ______________________________________________________________________
Some 1,682 slots throughout the Army Materiel Command are designated for reduction in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
Rogers provided updates on AMCOM efforts in supporting Soldiers, discussed the command’s priorities and presented awards for work accomplishments and tornado recovery assistance.
“The bottom line is we’re here to support the war fighter,” Rogers said, “and we do that extremely well.”
Among the attendees was John Zuber of AMCOM’s Integrated Materiel Management Center. “He put out a lot of good information,” Zuber commented. “I guess it was good information, a lot of it, but some of it was a lot higher up than most people care about because it’s nothing they can do about it.”
About 300 people attended a question-and-answer session about the early retirement incentive held Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium.
AMCOM director of human resources Karen Bandera provided information about the command’s July 8-15 application window for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay. Applicants will learn Aug. 8 whether they are approved to receive up to $25,000 for leaving the government and they must be off the employment rolls by Sept. 30.