WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii held significant employee town hall meetings the first week of January 2012.

At the employee town halls, Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, "covered our current situation, our internal garrison processes, Installation Management Command processes and pending timelines," said Jim Duttweiler, deputy commander, USAG-HI.

Duttweiler explained IMCOM has directed its installations to reduce to fiscal year 2013 Table of Distribution and Allowances, or TDA levels, by the end of September 2012.

USAG-HI is using voluntary methods, to the maximum extent possible, to reach TDA levels. Methods have included the hiring freeze, voluntary early retirement and voluntary separation incentives and workforce alignment.

Soon, garrison's Personnel Management Board will begin the process of matching "faces to spaces" for excess personnel, according to Duttweiler.

The deputy commander encourages personnel who are likely to be adversely affected by imposed structure and funding changes to review IMCOM's Enterprise Placement Program, or IEPP. This voluntary, online placement program "provides visibility of current IMCOM vacancies across the IMCOM organization" for personnel.

"Our garrison goal remains to place every impacted employee in a position where they are making a positive contribution to the garrison mission, and in which they can grow both personally and professionally," Duttweiler said.

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