TRADOC continues to reduce civilian workforce
December 9, 2011
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will move forward with plans on reducing the size of its civilian workforce based on the President's 2012 budget and decreased funding.
The Army has identified 70 different locations affected by these reductions across eight commands and agencies with nearly 90 percent of the cuts taking place within Installation Management Command, Army Materiel Command, and TRADOC.
TRADOC and its subordinate organizations will reduce its estimated 19.6 thousand civilians by more than 900 positions, no later than Sept. 30, 2012.
According to Col. Chris Kubik, TRADOC public affairs officer, these are not additional manpower cuts - the numbers are estimates.
"The activities have been working for a number of months on their efforts to reduce their workforce while minimizing the impact on civilian employees," said Ellen Helmerson, deputy chief of staff for TRADOC personnel and logistics.
In July, the secretary of the Army issued implementation guidance to Army commands informing them of the $834 million in reductions.
Thirty seven states will be affected by these reductions with the majority of personnel cuts occurring in those states with the largest military and Army civilian populations.
"In TRADOCs case, the cuts are predominately temporary and term employees and at some locations, permanent employees, said Kubik. "Some of the temporary and term employees' appointments - which are due to expire not later than Sept. 30, 2012 - are also included in these numbers."
TRADOC leaders are responsible for shaping their workforce within their allocated budget and may use all available options to achieve reduction objectives while mitigating adverse impact on the workforce. Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment may be used to reduce the number of personnel to meet mission objectives.