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RIF Watch For FY 2025
RIF Watch For FY 2025

Keith’s note: Sources report that the internal NASA Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process has included discussion of a possible RIF in FY 2025. The budget is that bad folks. Stay tuned. Maybe Senator Administrator Bill Nelson can enlighten everyone as to how bad the NASA budget situation really is. NASA is not going to be doing a robust Artemis program or MSR or many of other big new things it wants to do in a budget environment with RIFs. RIFs can be brutal, pit one employee against another, decimate morale, and prompt people to find a more secure job.

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  • NASA Watch
  • April 19, 2024
Layoffs at GRC and GSFC?

More than 150 NASA Glenn jobs in jeopardy, Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s office says, Cleveland Plain Dealer “NASA Glenn Research Center stands to lose more than 150 jobs when automatic spending cuts under the “sequester” go into effect, according to the office of Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials told Kaptur the cuts would end cryogenic propulsion research headquartered at Glenn, resulting in the loss of […]

  • NASA Watch
  • March 13, 2013
Fear and Layoffs – Real and Imagined

NASA Review Committee Mulls Field Center Consolidation, Space News “NASA says its 10 field centers employ about 18,000 civil servants and four times as many contractors. These centers, some of which predate the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act that created NASA, house a variety of specialized scientific and engineering facilities, many of which are underutilized today. “I would be less than honest if I told you we need everything […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 1, 2012
More Layoffs

Latest round of NASA cutting threatens 600 jobs in Huntsville, Huntsville Times “The latest round of NASA downsizing is threatening another 600 Huntsville jobs, officials said Thursday. How many will actually be laid off isn’t clear, but is expected to be fewer than the number warned in accordance with federal law. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, said Friday that NASA leaders told Alabama lawmakers three weeks ago that upcoming layoffs […]

  • NASA Watch
  • August 13, 2011
Layoffs Loom In Huntsville

Nearly 300 more aerospace jobs threatened in Huntsville, Huntsville Times “Nearly 300 more aerospace jobs are threatened in Huntsville as Marshall Space Flight Center moves to what its director calls “a smaller, leaner center.” Jacobs Technology ESTS group notified 281 workers in writing last week that their jobs could end on or before Oct. 1, the beginning of the federal government’s new 2012 fiscal year. Jacobs has been Marshall’s primary […]

  • NASA Watch
  • August 8, 2011
More Shuttle Layoffs Ahead

NASA Space Shuttle Contractor Announces Layoffs for 2,800 Workers, Space.com “The NASA contractor responsible for most of the work of maintaining the space shuttles announced Friday (April 15) that it will have to lay off almost 50 percent of its employees – up to 2,800 workers – after the shuttle program shuts down this year.” Shuttle prime contractor details major layoffs, SpaceflightNow “Through earlier layoffs and attrition, USA’s workforce in […]

  • NASA Watch
  • April 16, 2011
New USA Layoffs

Usa Informs Employees Of Layoff, Florida Today “United Space Alliance by Friday will notify 548 Kennedy Space Center employees that they will be laid off on April 8. Some 697 USA employees companywide will be laid off, including 145 in Houston and four in Huntsville, Ala.”

  • NASA Watch
  • February 3, 2011
Layoff Updates

Usa Lays Off 143 Ksc Workers Today, Florida Today “NASA’s lead shuttle contractor is cutting staff as retirement of the shuttle fleet approaches later this year. The layoff affects a total of 246 employees across the Houston-based company, including 98 in Texas (updated number) and five in other locations.” MSFC Layoffs, Huntsville Space Professionals “Rumors are circulating about more MSFC layoffs. Word is that they have been ongoing, but in […]

  • NASA Watch
  • January 7, 2011
Here Come The Layoffs

Alliant Tech laying off 426 as shuttle winds down, Reuters “Alliant Techsystems Inc , a Minnesota-based aerospace and defense contractor, is laying off more than 400, mostly at its northern Utah plant, a spokesman said on Thursday. … he 400-plus layoffs amount to about 2 percent of the company’s total 18,000-member workforce.” Congress approves $19 billion for NASA but layoffs loom, CNN “It’s expected as the shuttle program comes to […]

  • NASA Watch
  • September 30, 2010
More JSC Layoffs

Jacobs lays off 129 at NASA, Bay Area Citizen “Jacobs Engineering on Thursday notified 129 employees that they will lose their jobs in two weeks, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell told Citizen counterpart The Friendswood Journal. Uncertainty in NASA funding has prompted the Clear Lake company to take this action. “These (129) layoffs aren’t necessary,” Mitchell said. He points to NASA headquarters in Washington as the culprit, […]

  • NASA Watch
  • September 23, 2010