Officials with Red River Army Depot will begin phase 2 of their restructuring plan with the layoff of more employees beginning August 31.
Due to no additional workload materializing for FY18, Red River Army Depot has to execute phase 2 of our approved FY18 restructuring plan. Phase 2 will be implemented beginning August 31 with the release of 98 term government employees and 207 contractor employees. No permanent government employees are being released.
In March 2018, RRAD announced a workforce reduction due to workload decreasing by approximately 1.3M direct labor hours as compared to FY 2017. The bottom line is that RRAD’s workload is directly related to Department of Defense requirements to support our Soldiers. The potentially affected depot workers include employees supporting major production, inspection, and support areas across the depot. These personnel reductions are based on current workload projections and budget submissions.
“Though these are challenging times for our depot, our team remains committed to excellence,” said Col. Jason A. Carrico, Commander for Red River Army Depot. “With a reduction to our current workload, we are forced to make very difficult decisions that affect the lives of our employees and their families. For those individuals who will be affected, this is not a negative reflection of your performance or your dedicated service to this installation. Since August 1941 our depot has risen to the call – selflessly serving our Nation.”
To assist our employees in the transition to other occupations and employers, RRAD has established a Transition Support Center with assistance from the states of Texas and Arkansas. 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. Since May 2018, numerous employees have utilized the center with 115 individuals being offered other positions.