National Aeronautics and
Washington, DC 20546-0001
OCT 3 1996
Reply to the Attn of: CP
TO: Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices
FROM: C/Associate Administrator for Headquarters Operations
SUBJECT: Headquarters Buyout Plan
As you are aware, the FY 1997 appropriation for NASA has been signed by the President. This Bill permits NASA to offer separation incentives (buyout) to our employees who leave under this authority up to the amount of $25,000.
In response to the guidance transmitted by the Office of Human Resources and Education on October 1, 1996, we must submit a Headquarters buyout plan for FY 97 no later than October 11, 1996. To provide this plan expeditiously, our staff has drafted the enclosed buyout plan for use this fiscal year. We are also working with the union in developing the plan. Our draft plan was developed and structured to be responsive to the skills necessary to be retained in Headquarters congruent with the "go to" plans submitted by each of you. We should provide buyouts to enable us to achieve our go-to ceiling of 951, but not allow buyout activity to require outside hiring. In particular, please review the categories of ineligible employees closely and provide feedback regarding whether any additional categories should be added, recognizing the fact that we must continue to restrict hiring into Headquarters from the outside.
Due to the fact that we have a limited time to finalize our plan, I am requesting that your comments be provided to me no later than Monday, October 7, 1996. Please contact Bonnie Acoveno at 358-1562 if you have questions regarding the plan.
Michael D. Christensen