State Department offering buyouts in move critics say destroys diplomatic corps

State Department offering buyouts in move critics say destroys diplomatic corps

A State Department official confirms to ABC News that the department is offering "voluntary buyouts and early retirement incentives" as part of its effort to reduce its own ranks.The Trump administration wants to get rid of 641 employees -- in addition to "normal attrition" -- by the end of 2018, in particular "to reduce unnecessary supervisory levels and organizational layering," the official said."The Department's goal is to meet its workforce reduction targets through the use of voluntary ...