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Senators Want Equal Contractor, Civilian Workforce Reduction

Several senators told Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that the number of contractor employees should be capped if the Defense Department keeps its civilian workforce at 2010 levels, Federal Times reports. The 26 senators told Panetta in a letter Wednesday they are concerned that proposed civilian cuts would lead agencies to …

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Air Force Civilian Hiring Freeze Ends Thursday

The Air Force will lift its civilian hiring freeze Thursday, it was announced Wednesday. The hiring freeze was implemented in August to bring the workforce down to 2010 levels, the Air Force said. Early retirements and buyouts were also offered and employees who accept the offers are expected to leave …

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Army Outlines Civilian Workforce Reductions

The Army is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its civilian workforce, according to a Friday statement from the Defense Department. About 8,700 reductions will take place by September 2013 with 37 states being affected. The Army said about 90 percent of the cuts will take place …

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Obama Announces Aid Initiative to Help Vets Find Work

President Obama announced three new initiatives to help veterans find jobs during a speech from the Rose Garden Monday and asked Congress to pass two provisions in his jobs proposal that would grant businesses tax credits for every unemployed veteran hired. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit would cover 40 percent …

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Spare Feds From Budget Cuts, Federal Employees Union Says

Federal workers should be spared from cuts to salary, benefits and workforce sizes, a major federal employees union said Friday. The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal workers, sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional super-committee charged proposing ways to reduce …

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Commerce Offering Employees Early Exits

The Commerce Department is offering buyouts and early retirement to employees in several agencies within the department. Government Executive reports Scott Quehl, chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration, notified Commerce employees in eight agencies of the offers in an e-mail Thursday. The department’s authority to offer buyouts and …

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