Fort Benning cutting 250 civilian jobs

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Army plans to cut 8,700 civilian positions across the country, including about 250 at Fort Benning.

 

Post officials tell the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer they expect most reductions to come through early retirement, voluntary separation and hiring freezes.

 

Maneuver Center of Excellence spokesman says the post must cut about 11 percent of its 2,300 civilian employees by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

 

The staff reduction plan includes permanent employees, term employees and temporary staffers. Many temporary or term employees were hired for Armor School’s move from Fort Knox, Ky., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

 

Some staffing changes were made as BRAC was completed on Sept. 15, and about 200 civilians have already been let go. That leaves about 50 positions to eliminate.

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