HomeNewsArticle Display

Sept. 10 – Pulse on AF force management

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility, force shaping board results and ongoing civilian force management programs.

Military force management: Updated matrices for reduction in force board
Based on voluntary losses, the Air Force no longer needs to include logistics readiness and financial management officers in the 2002 year group or behavioral scientists and physicists in the 2007 year group in this year’s reduction in force board. The board is scheduled to convene at the Air Force Personnel Center in early October. Updated officer RIF and voluntary force management matrices have been posted.

The total target for these boards is now reduced to 413 with approximately 2,591 eligible. The numbers represent additional reduced eligibles and targets from the last matrices posted in early August, which showed approximately 2,800 eligible officers with a target of 468.

Civilian force management: Voluntary early retirement authority/voluntary separation incentive pay
The AFPC recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP Round IV, in which 35 installations participated with 23,879 employees surveyed. A total of 237 applications have been tentatively approved for retirement or voluntary separation no later than Sep. 30, 2014. Round IV was largely focused on Headquarters Air Force-assigned civilian employees, primarily located in the national capital region, and some major command locations targeting a total of 781 surplus positions. The remaining MAJCOMs will participate in a subsequent round.

The Air Force will use voluntary separation and pre-RIF placements before taking involuntary separation actions. At this time, RIF is planned for Jan. 31, 2015, as a last resort. This does not include installations where MAJCOM HQs reside (e.g. Langley or Scott AFBs), or any positions impacted by the Air Force Installation Mission Support Center stand-up. AFPC will provide supplemental guidance and instructions for submitting RIF packages to those affected employees.

Force shaping board
Air Force commanders notified Airmen who met the service’s force shaping board of the results recently. The board retained 766 of the 980 eligible officers (first lieutenant through captain) across 13 Air Force specialty codes. These numbers represent significant reductions from the matrices originally published, which showed more than 4,600 eligible officers with involuntary targets at more than 1,100. Officers not selected for retention will separate by Dec. 31.

Continued service in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve
Opportunities remain available for Airmen to continue serving while filling critical total force needs in an Air Reserve Component. Interested Airmen should first contact their local in-service recruiter for additional information. To view the Air Force Reserve website, click here, or call 800-257-1212. To view the ANG website, click here, or call 800-TOGOANG.

Resources
Updates to information on force management and other personnel programs will continue to be available on myPers. Airmen can also click the force management graphic on the Air Force Portal, which will take them to updated matrices and force management program details.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
RT @USSOCOM: SOF Truth III: Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced. It takes years to train operational units to the level of pr…
Comptrollers from @TeamTyndall received the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Special Acts and Services Award for assisting mor… https://t.co/TIclfKmU2B
RT @F22DemoTeam: Everyone has a history. Some have a legacy. We are excited to introduce Maj. Joshua ‘Cabo’ Gunderson, commander and pilot…
A KC-135 and three F-16s from @EdwardsAFB conduct a flyover above @levisstadium during the #NFCChampionship. Fly… https://t.co/0K7GcYO1Ia
RT @AirNatlGuard: "We can always count on the training, professionalism and drive of every Airmen at the @176thWing and the Alaska Rescue C…
RT @LukeAFB: Starting the week off with a F-16 slow-mo! ✈ #slowmomonday #aviation #jets #f16 #fighterjet #usaf #sunrise https://t.co/toXXl…
RT @AETCommand: Airmen from the 29th AMU check over the first MQ-9 Reaper to be transported through ferry flight, Jan. 8, 2020, on @Holloma
RT @DeptofDefense: The cold won’t slow down the @usairforce! The Air Force is working with the @usarmyccdc to test cold weather gear and e…
RT @USAFCENT: GROUND SUPPORT | USAF Airmen assigned to the 379th AEMS worked alongside the 746th EAS to load cargo onto & launch a C-130 at…
RT @USAFHealth: #DidYouKnow, Air Force Expeditionary Medicine brings leading-edge medicine directly into battle providing injured personnel…
As he served, let us serve. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. https://t.co/SuE0D4UAnI
RT @AirNatlGuard: "We talk about lining ourselves up with our sister services and joint efforts to make sure we accomplish our mission; the…
RT @AFResearchLab: The year is 1947. The @usairforce officially broke the sound barrier with the Bell X-1 aircraft. This incredible feat w…
RT @theF35JPO: Congratulations to the @AusAirForce for completing their #F35 training mission at @LukeAFB! 🇦🇺 ⚡ Learn more 🔗 https://t.co/2…
RT @CENTCOM: A French Rafale conducts nighttime air refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary…
RT @DeptofDefense: Jumping from a plane becomes a big step toward friendship. 301 soldiers and airmen from @USArmyReserve, @usairforce, and…
Explosive Disposal Ordnance (EOD) Airmen are often assigned to some of the most dangerous missions and perform tact… https://t.co/xYc9Ip5psn
Start this year by supporting your #Airmen in their pursuit of #resiliency. Learn about common triggers of invisibl… https://t.co/6gJSfJKvcK
RT @OHNationalGuard: The @180thFW hosted members of the Nigerian Air Force recently Officers visited the 180FW in search of #bestpractice
RT @HiAirGuard: Airmen from 154th Security Forces Squadron became first responders during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear…