Labor Relations: Unions and the United States Air Force
Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States
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According to the United States Air Force USAF Personnel Center, over the next several years, the USAF intends on hiring up to 20,000 new civilians to its workforce, including 3,000 new hires by the end of 2010.1 Stemming the outsourcing of critical functions to private contractors, 10,000 of these new authorizations will replace the work of contractors, while the remaining positions will increase the approved civilian authorization end strength numbers. Though most of these positions will be in acquisition career fields, the other positions will increase civilian authorizations across the spectrum of base operations, including civilian engineering, logistics and security. In 2011, these increases will bring the Air Force up from 148,000 to 168,000 in civilian employment.