Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > AFMC surveys workforce to gauge interest in early retirement, separation
AFMC surveys workforce to gauge interest in early retirement, separation

Posted 4/15/2011   Updated 4/15/2011 Email story   Print story

    


Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs

4/15/2011 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command will survey its civilian workforce beginning May 1 to determine how many individuals would be interested in applying for a fiscal year 2011/12 VERA/VSIP incentive program.

VERA/VSIP stands for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. The survey, which will be publicized to the entire workforce, will be used to analyze how effective such an incentive might be in reducing manpower to meet current and upcoming budget constraints. Deadline for responding to the survey will be determined by each AFMC Center.

As defense dollars become more constrained, the Air Force is seeking ways to better balance resources and answer the Department of Defense's call for greater efficiencies. "Given fiscal challenges facing AFMC and the Air Force, it is prudent we take these actions," said Mr. John Steenbock, AFMC's Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services.

If results of the survey are positive, he said, AFMC will seek authority for the incentive program, offered in September and December 2011. Incentives may include up to $25,000 depending on various employment factors.

"We will be looking for a way to reduce the workforce while keeping it balanced so we maintain sufficient strength in all our mission areas," Mr. Steenbock stated. "This is only one of the approaches we're taking to achieve a balanced, reduced end-strength," he added. "We've also implemented hiring controls, as of early this month, across the entire command. We're now hiring to fill only one position for every two that become vacant as well as focusing on hiring in critical mission areas only."

He said this policy does not affect current hiring actions with a selection and/or established entrance-on-duty date. The overall intent he said, is to reduce the impact of a potential Reduction in Force which may become necessary if AFMC has no other alternative to meet its manpower budget requirements.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
James, Baker, Tsongas talk innovation

Interaction highlight of Innovation Exchange

Dennis takes leadership of C3I and Networks

Olson looks at past, to future following 34-year AF career

Hanscom cyber initiatives: ISN/IPN Pathfinder program moves to consolidate data centers

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Keefe to lead Massachusetts National Guard

Bay State Bike Week offers fun, eco-friendly commuting alternatives

SFS to host annual Police Week activities

Hanscom celebrates Arbor Day, Tree City USA distinction

Still time to contribute to AFAF campaign

AF Safety Center sponsors Fall Protection Focus weeks

Rice confirmed as ANG director

May promotions announced

AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Acquisition military deputy to speak at CSAF scholarship dinner

Hanscom community gathers to honor, highlight Tuskegee Airmen  |  VIDEO

ABG announces quarterly award winners

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Antiterrorism measures

National PrepareAthon Day! is April 30

What to do when reveille, retreat and taps is played on base

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, April 29

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, April 22

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act