Navy Installations Plan Reduction in Force

Story Number: NNS130619-10Release Date: 6/19/2013 1:55:00 PM
A  A  A   Email this story to a friend   Print this story
By Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Installations Command announced today a plan to conduct a Reduction in Force action in fiscal year 2013 that will be completed in 2014.

Over the course of the next seven months, CNIC will eliminate 745 civilian positions throughout its shore enterprise in seven Navy Regions across 20 states, the District of Columbia, the Island of Guam, and in the countries of Italy, Greece and Cuba.

The actual total number of people directly impacted by this RIF action will be determined once other workforce shaping measures such as Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments, Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and placement into current vacancies have been completed.

CNIC, along with other Navy commands, has experienced reduced budgets and must implement cost-saving measures across the entire force.

"This action is not taken lightly, but is part of a conscious, risk-based approach to future shore capabilities that are aligned with the Navy Mission," said Vice. Adm. William French, CNIC. "I am committed to ensuring that we do all we can to assist those people directly impacted by this action by providing them access to all tools available under Reduction in Force rules and assisting them with finding future employment."

Career transition services for the employees affected by the RIF action will vary depending on their needs, but services available will include skills assessment, resume and cover letter preparation, networking and interviewing techniques, counseling, job search assistance, and retraining, if necessary.

Reducing these positions may have marginal impacts on the services CNIC has provided in the past. However, it will not have any direct impacts to CNIC's capability to support the mission of providing service to the fleet, fighter and family.

For more information, visit,, or

For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit

6/20/2013 11:02:00 AM
This was done right after Desert Storm, starting with civilians then moving to paying the military to leave the service. Less than 10 years later they were scrambling to enlist anyone they could. Let's hope this is handled much better this time.

6/20/2013 10:27:00 AM
We knew it was coming!

6/20/2013 10:15:00 AM
I think CNIC should give employees more than 30 days to make a VSIP decision, especially when retirement is an important stage of their lives. I have already been burned by the system.

6/20/2013 8:47:00 AM
Structure of Command, sequestration and OMB, these newly RIF'd Civilians can do what I have had to do all of my life. Contract work, where, if you don't work out, your Management simply lets you go for what ever reason. As a Contractor, you can work at NAVSEA in Cardarock, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Newport News Ship Building, I have worked at those places and more. I don't know what the Statute of Limitations on security clearances are today, but it was like 2 weeks from job to job for me.

6/19/2013 5:38:00 PM
Will the Reduction in Force (RIF) action possibly affect any Navy Civilians in Arizona? Although we are not sea based per se, we have naval units with Navy Civilians. Respectfully, Robert Robert A. Flores Special Projects Coordinator Arizona Capitol Museum Division of the Arizona Secretary of State 1700 W. Washington St. 4th flr. Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: (602) 926-3827 Cell: (602) 515-6373 Email: raflores at

Comment submission for this story is now closed.
Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC)
Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC)
October 26, 2012
Navy Social Media
Sign up for email updates To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please click on the envelope icon in the page header above or click here.