Pentagon’s civilian workforce not facing any significant reductions?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/07 19:53:11
The Pentagon’s civilian workforce, which expanded dramatically during President Obama’s first three years, is not facing any significant reductions even as the Defense Department is slashing ground troops by more than 10 percent, retiring ships and combat planes, and putting off the purchases of some new weapons.

President Bush’s last budget, for fiscal 2009, pegged Defense Department civilians at 739,000, according to the department’s latest “Green Book” budget document on total spending.

This year, the number of civilians sits at 801,000, an increase of 62,000 personnel, or 8 percent; it is expected to decline by 1 percent next year.

Some defense analysts say this was not supposed to happen.

In the summer of 2010, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced a series of cost-saving initiatives that included keeping civilian employees to that year’s number of 778,000. The services started issuing press releases on the number of civilian jobs they had erased.

Two years later, civilian employment has risen by 23,000 personnel.

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  • Grabitz 2012/05/07 20:03:19
    So fire them all so they can sign up for welfare and you can give them money for nothing . You want people to work for a living then when they do you cry , WTF ?
  • Dan 2012/05/07 19:57:54
    I'm not the least bit surprised.

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