Obama administration tries to block sequester layoff notices

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    Obama administration tells contractors again: Don


    But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.



    I can smell the stench of lies and desperation all the way over here.. Hussein Obama and his cohorts bribing these contractors, offering to pay their legal fees.. ALL FOR POWER.. ANYTHNG FOR POWER...
     
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    man oh man
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    posted at 10:01 am on September 29, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

    The latest durable-goods orders report must have the Obama administration — and the Obama campaign — more worried than they publicly let on.

    In fact, the Obama administration is offering to indemnify government contractors for losses and fines for delaying those notices:
    The White House moved to prevent defense and other government contractors from issuing mass layoff notices in anticipation of sequestration, even going so far to say that the contracting agencies would cover any potential litigation costs or employee compensation costs that could follow.

    Some defense companies—including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and EADS North America—have said they expect to send notices to their employees 60 days before sequestration takes effect to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires companies to give advance warning to workers deemed reasonably likely to lose their jobs. Companies appeared undeterred by a July 30 guidance from the Labor Department, which said issuing such notices would be inappropriate, due to the possibility that sequestration may be averted.

    The Labor Department also said companies do not have enough information about how the cuts might be implemented to determine which workers or specific programs could be affected should Congress fail to reach a compromise to reduce the deficit, triggering $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, half from defense, half non-defense. For 2013, that would amount to $109 billion in spending cuts.


    Yesterday, the OMB went a little farther in wheedling contractors into playing ball:
    So the Office of Management and Budget went a step further in guidance issued late Friday afternoon. If an agency terminates or modifies a contract, and the contractor must close a plant or lay off workers en masse, the company could treat employee compensation costs for WARN Act liability, attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs as allowable costs to be covered by the contracting agency—so long as the contractor has followed a course of action consistent with the Labor Department’s guidance. The legal fees would be covered regardless of the outcome of the litigation, according to the OMB guidance issued by Daniel Werfel, controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management, and Joseph Jordan, the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.

    . And make no mistake — with overall durable goods orders dropping 13.2% in a month and defense orders dropping 40%, those layoff notices would otherwise be coming, and sooner rather than later.

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    Can a Mod merge my thread with Stephanie's please? We both hit the same time..

    Thank you!
     
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    Disgusting, isn't it? I just asked that my thread be merged with this one.. I think we created them at the same time.. GMTA..
     
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    Obama will stop at nothing to deceive the american people . But the sheeple will let him do it
     
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    I almost did a search but was in the middle of posting..sorry if you beat me...but gmta
     
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    You think you've seen the bottom of the barrel and then something like this rears it's ugly head and the bottom dwellers ooze even lower.
     
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    the sleaze oozes from this administration and they accused a American citizen of starting riots and getting our people killed in the Middle east...How's that for your DEAR LEADER who is suppose to protect and DEFEND you..
     
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    Let me guess. This will, after cursory investigation, be a whole bunch of nothing that has found a way into the asscracks of our resident low info nutters.

    How about limiting the crazy outrage threads to just a few per day....the process of debunking your insanity is really time consuming and boring.
     
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