Upcoming workload reduction will mean layoff for hundreds of RRAD employees

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According to a press release from Red River Army Depot, RRAD officials notified employees of an upcoming workforce reduction which will impact several employees including some contractor, government term and government temporary positions.

“A reduction in workload requirements forces us to make difficult decisions,” said COL Brandon L. Grubbs, Commanding Officer, Red River Army Depot. “We must properly match workforce to workload.”

As many as 294 employees, half contractors and half government employees, could be impacted by the reductions expected to begin in June.

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The RRAD workload is directly related to DoD requirements in support of Soldiers. Government term and temporary personnel are hired to perform specific tasks for a prescribed time. When work is no longer available, they are typically released. No permanent government positions will be impacted in this reduction. The potentially affected term and temporary personnel include those supporting main production, inspection, and support areas across the depot.

Personnel reductions are based on current workload projections and could be reduced if additional workload becomes available, COL Grubbs said.

A Transition Support Center with assistance from the states of Texas and Arkansas will be established to assist employees in the transition to other occupations and employers. The intent of the Center is to educate and assist each employee in understanding their rights and benefits and to take full advantage of all available resources in the community.

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