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Wright-Patterson offers buyouts as it prepares for job cuts
Spokesman says the base hopes to avoid layoffs with buyouts as service downsizes nationwide
Story by LEWIS WALLACE


 
The Air force will cut nearly 400 positions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base due to budget constraints.
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Thousands of civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton are being offered the option to retire early or take a buyout.

The buyouts are an effort to prepare for a cut of 372 positions at the base this fall.

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Many of the positions being cut are not currently filled, and Wright-Patt officials hope to move others into open jobs elsewhere on the base.

Wright-Patt spokesman Daryl Mayer says the priority is to avoid actual layoffs.

"Number one is we just want to make sure that we take care of our people," Mayer says. "That’s our key objective."

The Air Force Materiel Command announced cuts last week, the Air Force hopes to save  $1.6 billion through eliminating 3400 jobs service-wide.

"It’s part of a process that the government is going through across the board to try and do a better job of managing our funds, and so that’s kind of what drove this reduction of overhead support personnel," Mayer says.

Mayer says incentives for employees to leave could run up to $25,000. All of these changes have to be made by September 30.

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