Fort Stewart officials believe they can meet an ordered reduction in civilian force without layoffs, according to Col. Kevin Milton, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander.
So the primary focus of a town hall meeting in the post’s Main Post Chapel last week was on the Installation Management Command’s Enterprise Placement Program, which allows civil service personnel in at-risk positions to accept positions at to another installation, according the colonel.
“The purpose of today’s town hall meeting was to talk about IEPP,” Milton said after the meeting. “All hiring actions now go through IMCOM (parent unit of U.S. Army Garrison, Stewart-Hunter) for approval. That way, everybody in IMCOM can apply for a vacancy, and we can take care of the entire (U.S. Army) garrison workforce.”
Milton said he is confident Stewart-Hunter is going to meet its goal to reduce its civilian workforce to 1,172 employees by Sept. 30 without an involuntary reduction in force. He said the installation started with 1,517 employees when the Army directed all installations last year to reduce the civilian workforce by 8,700 employees by the end of this fiscal year.
Read more in the May 19 edition of the News.