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October 3, 2016
Dustin L. from Metairie, LA signed.
October 3, 2016
James S. from Deerfield, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Kevin K. from Valley Springs, CA signed.
October 4, 2016
Phillip L. from Romeoville, IL writes:
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I got retired from the military after 26 years of service, 20 in the Guard then they forced me out of my full time Federal Technician job before i could retire. Great system they have!
October 4, 2016
Lee S. from Lexington, SC signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Cambridge, WI writes:
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The technician program is outdated and causes anger and confusion for supervisors and workers alike, countless hours are wasted trying to figure out pay status and benefits. This change is long overdue!
October 4, 2016
Bruce J. from Mansura, LA signed.
October 4, 2016
Mike N. from Mount Pleasant, SC signed.
October 4, 2016
Kenneth V. from Lawrenceburg, KY writes:
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There must be a change to the antiquated system known as Title 32 dual status technician. Repealing the conversion to Title 5 ultimately affects the employee and will only keep a broken system of business. Keep the path towards Title 5 conversion. It is not only the smart thing to do, but the right thing to do.
October 4, 2016
Donald D. from Green Sea, SC signed.
October 4, 2016
Randall B. from Westwego, LA signed.
October 4, 2016
Emily Y. from Stockton, CA signed.
October 4, 2016
Willie H. from Alexander, AR writes:
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Arkansas Guardsmen are in favor of the conversion of Title 32 to Title 5 dual status technicians
October 4, 2016
James R. from Hernando, MS writes:
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Strongly support conversion to Title 5. This will save money and avoid duplication of personnel systems.
October 4, 2016
Jeff B. from Carlisle, AR writes:
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There needs to be changes in the technician program it is long past due!
October 4, 2016
Bret T. from Minooka, IL signed.
October 4, 2016
emmanuel b. from Highland Park, IL signed.
October 4, 2016
Vanny P. from Cary, IL writes:
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It's a struggle to manage both our Fed tech jobs and our military career, title 5 will allow us to really separate military career from out civilians careers.
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Levon M. from Westland, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Mark R. from New Baltimore, MI writes:
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I strongly support the title 5 conversion. There will finally be a clear line as to us being civilian or military. This will allow us technician to finally be treated as a civilian employee rather than the National Guard's "whipping boy", deciding to treat us as military of civilian when it benefits National Guard Bureau's agenda
October 4, 2016
Jaline M. from Westland, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Carson City, NV writes:
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I feel that if the right employees are selected to convert, there will be no detriment to the readiness of the National Guard. We are regularly crippled by mobilizations, the most recent for my State was a Signal Company mobilization. We lost virtual all of our G6 staff, and one of the critical full time technicians not on that mobilization retired from the National Guard, we could have retained a valuable employee had his position been converted to Title 5. That is just one instance that I can think of off the top of my head.
October 4, 2016
Ryan H. from Slidell, LA signed.
October 4, 2016
Frank M. from Santa Rosa, CA writes:
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It has been way to long since there has been any changes to the technician program. As it stands the system is very unfair and people don't want to stay. Our shop looses Mechanics and Admin alike regularly to ADOS orders, Deployments, and AGR positions. Simply put we get paid far less then ADOS and AGR for doing the same job. TAG's around the nation don't want to support this because we are cheap labor. It's basically Legal Slavery. We all just want fair and equal treatment for doing the same job. Lets not forget that the technician program requires at least 25 years of employment to be fully vested for retirement. After 20 years in the military we are subject to EQRB. And with restrictions like grade inversion, promotion availabilities, cut backs on slots in units etc... It becomes increasingly difficult for technicians to stay in past their 20 years. Especially when most technicians do not even start their careers until they have had around 10 years in the military. The system is very well designed to ensure that very few technicians will actually reach their 25 years.
October 4, 2016
David M. from South Haven, MI writes:
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Why are we allowing the Ag's to trump congress and the law?
October 4, 2016
Someone from Linden, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Ball, LA writes:
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I need this. We want our NG benifits back. Tricare back. Bonuses back. Our enlistment options back. Not to have this job used as a club to force us to do things others don't.
October 4, 2016
Daniel O. from Harrison Township, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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I am a Technician in the NM Air National Guard. Please do not repeal the Title 5 provision in FY-16 NDAA Section 1053. After 25 years of service, I believe I deserve a fair shake at retirement, without worrying about being separated at the whim of one commander.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Sonoma, CA signed.
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Daniel W. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
October 4, 2016
Christopher L. from Wyandotte, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Wyandotte, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Paula C. from Paducah, KY signed.
October 4, 2016
Frank C. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Ashville, OH signed.
October 4, 2016
Kevin J. from Wyandotte, MI signed.
October 4, 2016
Someone from Columbus, OH signed.
October 4, 2016
Chad F. from Lexington, SC signed.
October 4, 2016
Katherine G. from Wyandotte, MI signed.