Slimmer budgets and changing priorities forced nearly two dozen agencies to consider or offer buyouts and early retirements in 2011.
Here is Federal News Radio’s latest list:
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Buyouts for 1,966 employees in the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development division. The buyouts are worth up to $25,000 for optional retirement and early retirement eligible employees. In fiscal 2011, USDA offered buyouts to 544 employees in three divisions.
The deadline for employees to leave passed on Dec. 3, 2011.
A spokesperson told Federal News Radio that CDC planned to offer buyouts and early retirements. But the agency declined to say when it would make the offers.
“The Judiciary is using early outs and buyouts on a limited, as needed, basis to facilitate approved workforce restructuring plans,” according to a U.S. courts spokesperson. Federal News Radio requested, but did not receive, information about the number of positions the agency planned to target.
Federal News Radio requested, but did not not receive, details about the application and separation windows.
USPS has not announced definite plans for buyouts or early retirements. But the agency told Federal News Radio it included both as options in its effort to cut 220,000 jobs, or 38 percent of its workforce, by 2015.