The Benevolent Savant Soup Chef thinks it is too easy to earn IRR points…

Recently I caught wind of the below message from Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CONAVRESFOR) (H/T to the AirWarriors Forum).

To summarize: Big Navy and/or Big Navy Reserve initiate this Goat Rodeo every few years or so when they decide that it is too easy for Navy Individual Ready Reservists (IRR) to earn retirement credit points through correspondence courses.  I recall a major Kaibosh put on NKO courses about 5 or 6 years ago, which created a similar panic through the IRR. Continue reading

Howdy, Pardners!  Here’s this week’s Federal Furlough Roundup!

Federal Times: January sees biggest spike in retirements in 3 years.

GovExec: House wants to cut headcount, not federal pay.

FederalTimes : Air Force ready to Furlough 180,000 civilians, cut pay by 20 percent.

Big Navy: Truman Battle Group to deploy late to save $$.  (H/T to The Stupid Shall Be Punished).

 GubMints Analysis:

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