In order to meet 2012 budget reductions, the Air Force is cutting 1,000 of what it calls "surplus employees," a reduction that is not connected to additional funding cuts from sequestration. Voluntary reductions have helped the Air Force get closer to its target, "but we still have a way to go in placing the number of surplus employees to funded vacancies, and [reduction in force] authorities will enable us to achieve that goal," said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy for the Air Force.
Air Force to cut 1,000 jobs, not part of sequester
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