Listen carefully people;
It stands to reason that they've most certainly already made their decisions as to what staff they will need and what staff they can let go.
In order to SELL the cost-benefit analysis of outsourcing to Sr. leadership, management (usually in conjunction with the outsourcing company) has to answers the following questions;
How many people it will take in each team to support X services/technologies, provided they can release 1/3 of the existing staff, (i.e. does it take 8 guys to do storage, or can they really do it with 6 or maybe even 5? Usually the answer is, "we can do it with less".)
How many people on-staff does the outsourcing company already employ who can fill that role at a cheaper rate than what the company is paying (usually enough people, since their bread and butter is filling gaps like that.) If you've ever noticed, outsourcing companies go through a "staff up" when they're negotiating with a company.
Therefore, it's safe (and prudent) to assume two things..
a.) They've already decided who they need to keep and who they don't, and..
b.) The next 4 months aren't an "evaluation" period, it's a "document as much as we can from the outgoing staff" period before you're kicked to the curb.
I have two words; f--- them. They haven't done anyone any favors, and they're not doing ANY of you any favors now. They've already clearly indicated where they stand, and it's to the corporate bottom line. It's most certainly not investing in their employees.
My best and most well-intentioned advice; Take these next 4 months and do f----all at work.
Abandon your work ethic with wild abound. Use what time remains at that 'job" to find a new job. Get the ever loving f--- out of there, and use the time that they're paying you, to secure employment for yourself.
Believe me, the leadership that's in place now, doesn't give a single damn about any of you.