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Dozens of workers may be headed to the Rock Island Arsenal as the U.S. Army closes its National Capital Region contracting center next year.

The Arsenal could receive up to 87 employees who might relocate from the facility in Alexandria, Virginia, which is scheduled to close in July, 2013. In a news release, the U.S. Army says the workload in Virginia is being distributed to other contracting centers operated by the U.S. Army Contracting Command--including the one on Arsenal Island.

Officials at the R.I.A. say that workload could result in four new major customers.

In all, 260 civil service and six military workers have been offered to transfer to facilities across the country.

High employee turnover and operating costs were the primary factors for closing the center in Virginia. Employee turnover was more than 30 percent there, compared to normal workforce attrition of between eight and 10 percent.

The Army predicts the move will save about $13 million annually through increased efficiencies, reduced turnover and reduced locality pay as the positions are moved outside the capital region.

 

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