Davis Monthan announces civilian workforce restructuring
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Davis-Monthan Air Fore Base has announced that approximately 60 positions from the civilian workforce will be removed from D-M in the 2012 fiscal year.
According to a media release from D-M, measures are being taken to stop civilian growth above fiscal year 2010 levels following Department of Defense mandates. Officials conducted a comprehensive strategic review to assess civilian workforce alignment and it revealed a need for reorganizing personnel.
Hiring controls and voluntary separation programs were implemented in May 2011 to reduce overall manpower costs, but additional measures are required.
Positions, not necessarily people, will be eliminated with the goal to avoid any non-voluntary measures. This is expected to take place across all grade levels of the civilian workforce. The reductions will include currently unfilled positions.
"The Air Force is more than just our Active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces. The civilian workforce is a vital part of our family. Tough decisions were made in affecting our valued team members here and throughout the Air Force," sais Col. John Cherrey, 355th Fighter Wing Commander.
D-M leaders will share the results of the civilian manpower adjustments with their workforces over the next several weeks.