Over the past couple of days, headlines in Valley newspapers have been inaccurately reporting information that affects TVA employees in our Nuclear Group. So, let’s set the record straight.
Beginning July 11, we will offer all 3,500 employees in our Nuclear Group the opportunity to apply for a voluntary program to leave TVA. Some may wish to retire and others may wish to pursue other job opportunities. While it is only fair to allow all team members the chance to participate, we expect only a few will choose to apply. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This way, we can best match staffing levels with work load while still keeping our low-cost, carbon-free nuclear generation units running safely, reliably and efficiently.
Our employees are our most valuable resource and, collectively, our mission is to serve the Valley. One way we do that is by keeping electric rates as low as possible. We owe it to the people we serve to continually re-evaluate the way we run our business to ensure we are being cost-effective while continuing to provide safe, reliable power. But, we will do so in a way that preserves the respect our employees deserve.
Further details about the program will be shared directly with those team members who could choose to participate.
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