The Broadcasting Board of Governors is offering buyout and early retirement offers to up to 287 employees. Employees have until 11/9 to apply for Voluntary Incentive Separation Payments and they must leave the agency by 12/31, according to a BBG emailed statement to Federal News Radio. Employees have until 11/30/13, to apply for a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority.
“Buyouts are being offered to minimize the effects of potential budget reductions and to enable the agency to acquire new skills required by the agency’s mission,” said a BBG spokesman.
The offers are available to employees throughout the agency. Based on previous buyout offers, the agency said it expects 30 to 50 applications. BBG, which includes Voice of America, is an independent government agency responsible for non-military broadcasting overseas.