“Eligible employees received an email this morning explaining the program and what they should do to learn more. If you did not get that email, your position is not eligible under the authorized program,” according to an email from GSA’s Chief People Officer Tony Costa sent to staff on June 28.
Staff eligible for the buyouts and early outs are in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of the Chief People Officer (OCPO) and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
As previously reported by Federal News Radio, GSA had targeted about 600 positions — or 5 percent of the overall workforce — in the first round. Eighty-five GSA employees were approved in phase one, according to a GSA spokesman.
Round one targeted employees at FAS, OCIO, Office of Governmentwide Policy and Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.
A GSA spokesman said the acceptance rate for round one was about 18 percent.
“We expect the Phase 2 acceptance rate to be in that range,” he said in an email to Federal News Radio.