The Leader Board
Aug 01 2012
The Obama Administration Is Helping Bureaucrats Prepare For Sequestration, Even As They Work To Hide Layoff Notices From Private Sector Workers
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with … government." (President Obama, Press Conference, 6/8/12)
OMB Implementing Plans To 'Work With Agencies … On Issues Raised By A Sequestration'
"The Obama administration said on Tuesday it's preparing to work closely with its sprawling bureaucracy on the daunting prospect of automatic spending cuts set to take effect next year." ("OMB To Work On Sequestration Issues," Politico, 7/31/12)
"…OMB issued guidance to federal agencies saying it will begin consulting with them on the automatic spending cuts set to take effect in January." ("OMB Tells Agencies It Will Begin Consulting On Sequester," The Hill's 'DEFCON Hill' Blog, 7/31/12)
- "…the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will work with agencies, as necessary, on issues raised by a sequestration of this magnitude. To that end, OMB will be holding discussions on these issues with you and your staff over the coming months." (Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director Office Of Management And Budget, "Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies," 7/31/12)
Dept. Of Labor 'Slapped At Defense Contractors,' Sequester Planning Called 'Inappropriate'
"The Obama administration slapped at defense contractors on Monday, saying threats to issue layoff notices before the election because of pending Pentagon cuts is 'inappropriate.'" ("Obama Administration Pushes Back At Defense Layoff Threats," The Hill, 7/30/12)
- U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR: "WARN Act notice to employees of Federal contractors, including in the defense industry, is not required 60 days in advance of January 2, 2013, and would be inappropriate…" ("Obama Administration Pushes Back At Defense Layoff Threats," The Hill, 7/30/12)
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