21 March 2014

Confusion continues over TERA, VSP application approvals | RallyPoint.com

Confusion continues over TERA, VSP application approvals

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By Becky Iannotta
Staff writer
Copyright Air Force Times

Despite an announcement Saturday that the Air Force had decided to resume processing applications for voluntary separations...

The airman asked not to be named out of concern he would face retaliation.

In an emailed response to Air Force Times on Wednesday, Air Force spokeswoman Rose Richeson said the Air Force Personnel Center “will begin adjudicating applications using updated guidance and additional authorities received from Headquarters Air Force” this week. Air Force officials did not respond to questions about what day the processing has or will resume. Read the full text of the Air Force response here.

The Air Force Personnel Center on March 4 told major commands that Temporary Early Retirement Authority and voluntary separation pay application processing had been delayed pending a review, according to a memo obtained by Air Force Times. Eight days later, the Air Force released a public announcement, calling the delay a “strategic pause” to evaluate the applications received to date and the needs of the service based on future plans included in the 2015 budget request released last month.

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