RESTRUCTURING AND OTHER CHARGES
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]|
|Restructuring, Impairment, and Other Activities Disclosure [Text Block]||
NOTE 4. RESTRUCTURING ACTIONS
In November 2019, we announced our intentions to reduce our global workforce in response to the continued deterioration in our global markets in the second half of 2019, as well as expected reductions in orders in most U.S. and international markets in 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2019, we began executing restructuring actions, primarily in the form of voluntary and involuntary employee separation programs. To the extent these programs involve voluntary separations, a liability is generally recorded at the time offers to employees are accepted. To the extent these programs provide separation benefits in accordance with pre-existing agreements or policies, a liability is recorded once the amount is probable and reasonably estimable. We incurred a charge of $119 million ($90 million after-tax) in the fourth quarter of 2019 for these actions which impacted approximately 2,300 employees. The voluntary actions were completed by December 31, 2019 and the majority of the involuntary actions were executed prior to January 31, 2020, with expected completion by March 31, 2020. Due to the inherent uncertainty involved, actual amounts paid for such activities may differ from amounts initially recorded and we may need to revise previous estimates.
Restructuring actions were included in our segment and non-segment operating results as follows:
The table below summarizes the activity and balance of accrued restructuring, which is included in "Other accrued expenses" in our Consolidated Balance Sheets:
The entire disclosure of costs incurred for restructuring including, but not limited to, exit and disposal activities, remediation, implementation, integration, asset impairment, and charges against earnings from the write-down of assets.
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