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NASA Ames offers buyouts to hundreds of employees

Original post made on Apr 29, 2009

A source at NASA Ames has emailed the ==I Voice== a list of over 400 employees who have been offered buyouts worth up to $25,000 in exchange for leaving their jobs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:50 AM

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Posted by aj
a resident of Whisman Station
on Apr 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

*sigh*; i thought government sector would be safe - an looking to go in that science direction (currently studying geology)

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Posted by John
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2009 at 7:33 am

If experience of other federal agencies is a guide, almost all these buy-outs will be taken by employees who are planning to retire during July-December 2009 anyway. It does not make financial sense for anyone else to take it. People are better off getting laid-off because the benefits of doing so are more valuable that $25K ($16K -$17K after taxes).

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Posted by Grant
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:21 am

The government was offering $25,000 buyouts in the 80's. You would have thought they would raise the buyout for inflation, at the least make it tax free. Otherwise it's not really worth it.

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Posted by The Dad
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 1, 2009 at 6:16 am

Buyout? More like "Bye....Out!"

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 1, 2009 at 8:13 am

How come the center director is not on the list if he is losing $100 mln from the less than $800 mln annual budget?

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