The Government Printing Office is seeking authority to offer buyouts and early outs to the agency's 1,850 employees.

The organization said it is making the move in light of "shifts toward publishing in digital formats and in response to the continuing decline of traditional printed products..."

GPO is hoping to trim about 100 positions—roughly 5 percent of its workforce. The agency said it will offer employees lump-sum voluntary separation incentive payments, based on a formula, of up to $25,000. GPO said the effort will conclude by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

New technologies have been edging out GPO's printed products for years, bringing with it the gradual downsizing of the agency. GPO has slashed its workforce by 70 percent since 1980, according to the agency.

"Unlike most federal agencies, GPO operates like a business, covering most of its costs through the income we earn for the provision of information products and services,"