Air Force

March 8, 2013

AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts

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As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution.

Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week to implement reductions and analyze mission impacts to the command based on guidance received from Headquarters Air Force, according to AFMC officials.

Now that sequestration has occurred, the command will take actions to include the following:

  • Prepare to implement a furlough of civilian employees of up to 22 days between April and September
  • Cancel all temporary duty travel unless directed by the AFMC commander or specifically approved in the Air Force guidance
  • Reduce weapon systems sustainment and testing
  • Implement major reductions in spending across all appropriations, Working Capital Funds and other reimbursable programs
  • Cancel air shows, flyovers and demonstration
  • Reduce non-mission critical education and training. Exceptions include long-term professional military education, pre-command training, Chief of Staff of the Air Force-mandated training, initial and pre-deployment expeditionary skills training, and functional skills training required by law

These actions follow steps announced in January to save money, such as implementing a temporary civilian hiring freeze, releasing non-mission critical term and temporary employees, cancelling non-mission critical travel, limiting supply purchases, reducing some service contracts, and postponing non-emergency facility sustainment. These previously-announced actions will continue through the end of the fiscal year.

As updated information becomes available, it will be posted on a special AFMC sequestration website at http://www.afmc.af.mil/sequestration.asp.




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