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Posts Tagged ‘efficiency initiative’

Accessions Command Comes to an End

  • January 22, 2012
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The Army’s Accessions Command was officially discontinued during a ceremony last week at Fort Knox, Ky., closing the book on the activity responsible for recruitment for the past 10 years. The Army announced the inactivation last April as a cost-cutting move …

AFMC Reorganization Should Be Suspended, Former Robins Official Says

  • January 17, 2012
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The planned reorganization of Air Force Materiel Command, part of an Air Force move to trim its civilian workforce and improve efficiency, will harm the service’s logistics function and should be postponed until congressional hearings can be held, said Mike O’Hara, a former director of civilian personnel at Robins AFB. “I fear that these necessary reductions are being used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the pending disaster that will result from the reorganization being quietly slipped into place …

Installation Support, Headquarters Functions Absorb Brunt of Air Force Downsizing

  • January 12, 2012
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Installation support functions account for 1,700 of the civilian positions the Air Force is eliminating as part of its effort to pare funding for civilian personnel to fiscal 2010 levels, the second largest activity affected by the moves. The initiative to tailor installation support is intended to increase efficiencies by standardizing the level of service for specific functions across Air Force installations; consolidating base support activities where feasible …

Army Task Force Seeks to Cut Costs, Reform Installation Management

  • November 28, 2011
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Recommendations from an Army task force created to “critically examine installation management programs, services and organizational structures” are expected to be submitted to Army Secretary John McHugh early next year, an Army spokesman told 360 last week. The task force has been asked to craft a plan for short- and long-term reforms …

Utah Officials Push Back against Air Force Restructuring

  • November 6, 2011
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Hill AFB will lose an estimated 261 workers over the next year following last week’s announcement that the Air Force will cut 9,000 civilian positions, but Utah officials are focusing on the long-term uncertainty the move creates. “It doesn’t appear to us this is the end of it …

Air Force Restructuring Cuts 9,000 Civilians

  • November 2, 2011
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The Air Force will eliminate 9,000 civilian positions in management, staff and support areas as part of a reorganization intended to freeze the civilian workforce at fiscal 2010 levels, officials announced Wednesday. The service’s effort to streamline management and overhead is ongoing, with additional moves expected …

Air Force Offers Incentives to Trim Civilian Workforce

  • September 25, 2011
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To cope with reduced funding in the coming fiscal year, the Air Force is offering civilian employees the opportunity to voluntary separate or take an early retirement. The decline in FY 2012 funding was prompted by the secretary of defense’s efficiency initiative that holds civilian manning at FY 2010 levels throughout DOD …

Pentagon’s Budget-Cutting Exercise under Way, Panetta Says

  • September 21, 2011
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DOD’s effort to slash several hundred billion dollars from of its spending plans is ongoing and no decisions on cuts have been made to date, Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday. “I am committed to making these decisions based on the best advice that I receive from the service secretaries and from the service chiefs as well as the combatant commanders …

McHugh Establishes Commission to Streamline Army Bureaucracy

  • August 16, 2011
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In an effort to make the Army a more “agile, cost-effective organization,” the service is creating a panel to identify and carry out improvements to its organizational and business structures. “We’re not just asking people to change the way they budget. We’re asking them to change the way they think …

Energy Savings to be Realized as a Result of BRAC

  • July 24, 2011
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The Army should realize substantial energy cost savings as a result of BRAC, said Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability. Unlike the Navy and Air Force, which consume much more liquid fuel, the Army is the largest consumer of facility energy, not only within the Defense Department, but within the entire federal government …

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