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March 14, 2013

More than 400 buyouts offered at GA Air Force base

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Officials at Robins Air Force Base say they're offering just over 400 voluntary buyouts to civilian employees.

Base officials say they received 880 buyout applications, made offers to nearly 600 employees, and are offering buyout packages to 403 civilian workers.

The Telegraph of Macon reports those who accepted the buyouts will leave their jobs at the end of April and will receive up to $25,000.

Officials say the buyouts were not related to automatic federal spending cuts or other Air Force cost-cutting measures. Officials say the move was an effort to reduce extra employees in certain departments.

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