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NASA to Offer Buyouts and Early Retirement Packages to Employees

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Multiple NASA locations, including its headquarters in Washington, are offering buyouts and early retirement packages to employees,” according to a report from Government Executive.

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida offered 150 buyouts to departments including budget and legal offices, information technology and general administrative personnel.

NASA Spokesman Allard Beutel told Government Executive the buyouts are part of the agency’s strategy to shift into “a post-space shuttle world.” Buyout packages are worth up to $25,000 per employee.

The Johnson Space Center in Houston offered 150 buyouts with 99 being approved.

All 120 packages offered through the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Ala. were approved and 15 of 50 packages were approved at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

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