Base VERA/VSIP Update Published Oct. 10, 2014 By Brian Shreve Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- As fiscal 2014 wrapped up recently, so did the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at Robins. There were 35 employees to accept voluntary separation from civil service in what was Round IV of the initiative - a shaping tool that facilitates the Air Force to restructure its workforce to current needs through voluntary separation incentives. For fiscal 2015, a Round I VERA/VSIP was authorized by Air Force for Operations & Maintenance-funded positions remaining from the previously offered fiscal 2014 VERA/VSIP. Robins Mission Partners have determined there's no need to execute Round I for O&M-funded positions, based on the criteria announced by Air Force, said Nancy Himes, 78th Force Support Squadron human resources specialist. Since December 2011, more than 1,000 employees have accepted incentive offers to voluntarily separate from civil service to help avoid involuntary separations.