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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 28, 2014 2:18:00 PM CDT

Fort Hood rebalances its workforce

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials issued 126 reduction-in-force letters to employees Oct. 28. Seventy-two employees will be released from service, 21 employees will be reduced to a lower grade, 26 employees will be moved to lateral positions and seven employees were approved for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment.

"This is a hard thing to do for such a great workforce, but it is something we have to do because our workforce is out of balance," Col. Matthew Elledge, Fort Hood Garrison commander said. "This RIF will put Fort Hood in a position that will allow us to hire critical positions in other career fields that we haven't been able to do because of the personnel imbalance."

Originally, Fort Hood officials were considering the elimination of 262 positions. However, through voluntary retirements, early separation and reassignments over the last two years, the number of actual employees released from service was reduced to 72.

Employees who are being separated are eligible for assistance through the Texas Workforce Commission and the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program. For more information on these organizations, call the TWC at (512) 463-2222 or SFL-TAP at (254) 288-2227.

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Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
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Fort Hood, TX 76544
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