Gainer said almost 80 members of his team have expressed interest in taking advantage of a buyout program, which could end up eliminating the needs to across-the-board furloughs for his employees.
“This has really forced us to concentrate on, ‘Are we structured the right way? Are all the skill sets still needed?’” Gainer said. “I think what we’ve found is, with some reorganization, we’d be able to combine some leadership positions or skills that were valid and needed 15 years ago that may not be needed today. We can see if there’s another place in the organization where that’s needed.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.