Author Archives: Kimberly Suttle

White House Has Options For Mitigating Impact Of Sequestration According to a recent report by OMB Watch, the White House has the ability to manage immediate effects of sequestration. By delaying the impact of sequestration, the White House will give the new Congress time to strike a deal with [Read More...]
Republican Senators Threaten Retribution on WARN Notices On October 5, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to defense CEOs letting them know how they plan to respond to the aftermath of sequestration. Despite recent guidance from the Office of Management and Budget [Read More...]
OMB Memorandum Doesn’t Fully Clarify Worker Notification Requirements Last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued memorandum M-12-19 regarding defense-contractor responsibilities under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. OMB has concluded WARN notices are unnecessary precautions against potential sequestration layoffs that defense contractors do [Read More...]
OMB Warns Of Sequestration Fallout For Economy The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a report on sequestration. According to the congressionally mandated report, sequestration is a terrible means for achieving deficit reduction that will result in significant economic damage. The report explains the purpose [Read More...]
Government Puts Defense Industry In Bind Over Whether To Issue WARN Notices If the second round of Budget Control Act cuts occurs, there will be serious job loss in the defense industry. According to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act, employers are obligated to notify employees of potential job loss [Read More...]
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