EPA setting aside millions for early outs, buyouts
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 18, 2017
As part of President Trump’s government reform efforts, which includes reducing the federal workforce, the Environmental Protection Agency in coming months will set aside $12 million for buyouts and early retirement offers.
The $12 million will come in the form of VERA/VSIP incentive payments included in carryover funds totaling $24 million, according to a memo from EPA acting Chief Financial Officer David Bloom.
Carryover funds is money that was not spent in the previous fiscal year and is rolled over to the current one.
“Senior leadership made decisions to allocate the carry-over funds set aside earlier this year to address agency’s priorities for incentive payments for workforce reshaping, support for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance (OGC), travel for the Administrator’s protective detail, rent, continued space reduction efforts, eDiscovery, agency cloud services and the OGC’s workforce support,” the memo states.
The $24 million includes $5 million for case management and expert witnesses for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, a combined $4 million for rent and space consolidation efforts for the Office of Administration and Resources, and $800,000 for the EPA administrator’s security.