WARNER ROBINS -- Workers in the 402nd Maintenance Wing at Robins Air Force Base will be included in a second round of voluntary retirement and separation offers currently under way, base officials announced Wednesday.
The maintenance area previously had not been included in the buyout offers, which are aimed at ultimately reducing the workforce by 600 people. However, due to the improving on-time delivery of aircraft, the 402nd now will be included.
“With our much improved on-time rates, our efforts can now be focused on right-sizing the depot maintenance workforce for future opportunities,” Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center commander, said in a release.
The reductions are part of an overall Air Force initiative to reduce its workforce by 16,500 this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Including the maintenance wing is a local initiative, the release stated, and an ongoing analysis will be completed by the end of the month to determine where positions in the wing can be cut.
Employees have until Jan. 29 to apply for the incentives. Each would get about $25,000 to either retire early or leave. In an initial round, 238 were approved for the buyout, and those left by Dec. 31.
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