To shrink its staff, America's Community Bankers is scheduled today to begin offering voluntary buyouts. The national trade group for thrifts has shrunk nearly 13%, to 83 employees, since last summer.

"I need to get the numbers down," said Diane M. Casey, who became ACB president and chief executive officer on Jan. 1. "ACB is solvent. We have solid reserves," but the group recorded a loss of $100,000 last year on revenues of about $17 million.

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