Friday, March 29, 2013

Proposed salary reduction/closure day implementation postponed

LLNL Public Affairs
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Proposed salary reduction/closure day implementation postponed

The Laboratory will delay implementation of the proposed salary reduction/closure day program until mid-June at the earliest. The impacts of the Continuing Resolution that was recently approved by Congress and signed by the President for the rest of the fiscal year are being assessed. It also is essential to fully understand the information that will come when the President submits his FY14 budget, tentatively set for the week of April 8, before making a decision on LLNL's path forward.

The Laboratory's senior management team has been instructed to look at their remaining FY13 indirect budgets to seek additional savings to lessen the impact of any needed closure on employees.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Director Parney Albright understands that the uncertainty is difficult and he is committed to communicating information as it becomes available.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems the LLC has decided to sacrifice the greater population, and reward NIF for overspending their budget (overhead is part of everyone's budget).

The program generated $85 million overhead windfall should be used to reduce the $121 million dollar sequestration shortfall to $36 million. That would eliminate the need to furlough 6500 employees.

Anonymous said...

Again I will say this. If NNSA would just offer one months pay for every year of service even if that meant it was to be put int peoples 401k and 403b and couldn't be touched until 59.5 years old there would be no shortfall or budget issues. They're just to stupid to do what is right for all. Oh, and don't bother telling me I don't know the law, make an exception. I really don't care, just get-r-done, now !

Anonymous said...


Why would they do that?

When they can:

1) Make work life miserable and hope some percentage of you quit.

2) Lay you off.

What is there incentive to pay you to leave???!!

Anonymous said...

there -> their

Anonymous said...


From the original post ...

The Laboratory's senior management team has been instructed to look at their remaining FY13 indirect budgets to seek additional savings to lessen the impact of any needed closure on employees.


GS is about to raise its PMC rate from 8.0% to 8.4%; NIF is about to raise its PMC rate from 4.7% to 5.5%. Both rate increases will be retroactive back to October 1. Both rate increases have approval from the Director's office.

How does Laboratory management "seek additional savings?" They spend more on themselves.

thief said...


When they can:

1) Make work life miserable and hope some percentage of you quit.

2) Lay you off.

What is there incentive to pay you to leave???!!


Ain't quittin so lay me off! It'll take 99 weeks of unemployment just to clear my head of all the DOE/NNSA nonsense!

Anonymous said...

If senior management was instructed to seek additional savings from indirect FY13 budget (to lessen the potential closure impact on employees), why did they just give away $85 million?

I wonder who instructed them.

Anonymous said...

Confused...are people getting furloughed in april or not

Anonymous said...

3:54 PM,

No furlough, no pay cuts, no closing of the Lab.

These could happen after June if Parney and Tom feel the FY14 budget coming into LLNL will be a whole lot less than the FY13 CR just signed by the President. Since the White House's last budget proposals have included increases in NNSA's budget, I doubt this will happen.

Remember, under the new FY13 CR, NNSA got the full amount requested by the White House for FY13 as the baseline for its sequestration cut - not the FY12 number most other agencies have to use. So I would expect the FY14 White House reqest for NNSA to be higher thatn its FY13 request.

Anonymous said...

Who is Tom? Not Tom D'Agostino; he left NNSA in January.

Anonymous said...

Who is Tom? Not Tom D'Agostino; he left NNSA in January.

Tom Gioconda. Deputy Director, LLNL.

Anonymous said...

Best news I have heard yet although I don't think it will last long. Just long enough to make two more mortgage payments before I have to take my UC pension to subsidize my loss and stay afloat.

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