This could apply to Federal Civilian Employees accross the board. Offer a lump sum buyout to civilian employees for those positions that are overmanned or under-utilized. Lump sum buyouts and early retirement was used successfully in the 90s. Offer a buyout or early retirement package based on the individual's rank, salary and years of service. In the long run, money will be saved by eliminating excess positions and annual salaries. With 10% uneployment, it's time the federal government started eliminating waste.
Idea No. 17170