Navy Plan Calls for Reduction of 745 Civilian Positions on Guam, and Elsewhere


WASHINGTON (NNS) — Commander, Navy Installations Command announced today a plan to conduct a Reduction in Force action in fiscal year 2013 that will be completed in 2014.
Over the course of the next seven months, CNIC will eliminate 745 civilian positions throughout its shore enterprise in seven Navy Regions across 20 states, the District of Columbia, the Island of Guam, and in the countries of Italy, Greece and Cuba.

The actual total number of people directly impacted by this RIF action will be determined once other workforce shaping measures such as Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments, Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and placement into current vacancies have been completed.

CNIC, along with other Navy commands, has experienced reduced budgets and must implement cost-saving measures across the entire force.

“This action is not taken lightly, but is part of a conscious, risk-based approach to future shore capabilities that are aligned with the Navy Mission,” said Vice. Adm. William French, CNIC. “I am committed to ensuring that we do all we can to assist those people directly impacted by this action by providing them access to all tools available under Reduction in Force rules and assisting them with finding future employment.”

Career transition services for the employees affected by the RIF action will vary depending on their needs, but services available will include skills assessment, resume and cover letter preparation, networking and interviewing techniques, counseling, job search assistance, and retraining, if necessary.

Reducing these positions may have marginal impacts on the services CNIC has provided in the past. However, it will not have any direct impacts to CNIC’s capability to support the mission of providing service to the fleet, fighter and family.

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