Civilian Personnel Bulletin
Key Points and Trends
- Following structural changes from the first phase of the Voluntary Early Release Scheme (VERS) intake figures grew in 2012/13 with increased recruitment of specialist grades, exempt from the recruitment freeze. This together with lower outflow resulted in net flow increasing for the first time in 3 years.
- The total number of people leaving under VERS from its inception in July 2011 to date is 9,200. In the last 12 months VERS accounted for 52 per cent of MOD Main outflow, compared to 76 per cent at the 12-month peak of VERS exits to September 2012.
- Annual intake of civilian personnel is at its highest since the recruitment freeze began in 2010, with a 6 per cent increase since 2010/11. If future VERS exits per quarter are lower than previously seen a positive net flow (increase in numbers) may occur.
- The decrease in the MOD civilian population since April 2010 was disproportionately focused on lower grade bands. This has led to changes in grade distribution, with Bands C and E now having equal proportions of non-industrial personnel and the distribution.