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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Status on furloughs?


With the "success" of the SSVSP has anybody heard the status of furloughs or changes to the AWS program?
  Anonymous responded:.

Furloughs are coming, AWS is not going to happen and 7% contribution are on.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

SSVSP does not help and make actually make furloughs more likely. Could cost more in FY13 than it saves. SSVSP is for FY14 relief.

Anonymous said...

1. Mid June at the earliest
2. For as long as necessary
3. AWS goes away
4. 10% across the board salary reduction
5. July increase employee contribution TCP1 from 5% to 7%

https://pao-int.llnl.gov/news/2013/sequestration.pdf

Anonymous said...

Senior management needs to ensure that salaried engineers and scientist are not required or pressured to work on the furlough / leave without pay days.

If its critical for someone to work on the furlough-like day then pay them.

State and federal labor relations boards would be quite interested in abuses of this sort.

Management needs to speak up in a loud and clear voice on this issue.

Anonymous said...

Management already HAS spoken out against that. Stop trying to create a crisis where none exists.

Anonymous said...

Neither management nor the state of California can stop people from working for free if they choose to. There are many highly dedicated people @ LLNL who will gladly work without pay on a furlough day if needed to support their colleagues or a program that they believe is in the best interests of the nation. Just as many of them work more than 8 hours a day on a routine basis without being paid overtime.

Anonymous said...

June 13, 2013 at 4:09 AM
is a typical union entitlement troublemaker. Trust me on this.
The tactic is always to cause unrest against any company. like a leech.

Anonymous said...

The number of people working on behalf of the federal government is about to drastically shrink. It's particularly significant at the NNSA research labs but it is also happening throughout the federal government infrastructure....

Wave of Federal Retirees to Hit Government (CNN)

6-13-13

The U.S. government could soon be facing a shortage of workers.

Some 30% of the federal workforce will be eligible to retire in the next three years, according to a Government Accountability Office report. That means the government could be hit by a wave of retirements at a time when it is already dealing with inadequate staffing, because large numbers of employees are on furlough and hiring freezes are in place to save money and dramatically shrink the federal budget deficit.

Anonymous said...

Let's pass comprehensive immigration reform, give everybody from China a green card and fast track to citizenship, and fill the labs and govt with motivated, entrepreneurial foreigners that are good for America!!!!

Anonymous said...

The time card ethics class, clearly stated that "working for free" is unethical and not allowed.

The dedicated employee game where the "Good" ones work for free and the "Bad" don't is called undue influence by the various labor relations board.

The 10% reduction in labor is a double edged sword. Labor costs are reduced by 10%, but labor itself is reduced by 10% too. They go together.

Management needs to take that extra step to ensure employees are protected.

Anonymous said...

If money is short, why'd the LLC give away 85 million?

Shouldn't the funds have been used to help the most people / programs possible?

Anonymous said...

This thread is BS. Mgmt has said what is always the truth: "We do not expect you to work when we are not paying you." That's pretty clear. If we choose to work on "off" days, that's our business. NLRB has nothing to do with it.

So June 13, 2013 at 4:09 AM:

You need to ensure that you are not beating your wife.

If its critical for you beat your wife, then report yourself to the police

State and federal police would be quite interested in abuses of this sort.

You need to speak up in a loud and clear voice on this issue.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we don't need written policy when we have FAQ comments. When has management ever mislead us?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we don't need written policy when we have FAQ comments. When has management ever mislead us?

Anonymous said...

Hey mister multiple-personality: why don't you learn how to post ONCE?

There is a policy. Go read it.

There is a policy. Go read it.

Anonymous said...

Is the budget reduction, behind the furloughs, the reduction in funding to NIF or separate dollars?

Anonymous said...

The scenario that hurts employees the most is almost always the scenario chosen by ULM so there is your answer.

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Anonymous said...

In the Independent, the 100 million dollar reduction in the Labs 2014 budget specifically targets certain programs primarily NIF.

Why it becomes a non NIF crisis is silly. Why it becomes a non NIF cost is creative book keeping.

Anonymous said...

June 15, 2013 at 6:16 AM: What rare wisdom! I don't understand why you're not king of the world.

Sure, ULM always evaluates all possibilities and always selects the ONE that will hurt employees the most.

That's so childish, I'm surprised your parents let you play on the internet.

Anonymous said...

The FY13 issue which might lead to furloughs is sequestration, which is an across-the-board reduction. It is NOT a "NIF crisis".

Anonymous said...

Didn't NIF spend their FY13 budget in half the year requiring a bailout?

Sure seems like a NIF problem.

Anonymous said...

Why it becomes a non NIF crisis is silly. Why it becomes a non NIF cost is creative book keeping.

It's not a simple matter of "silly" for the discipline organizations that have to received people "returned" by a highly matrixed program like NIF.

Anonymous said...

The time card ethics class, clearly stated that "working for free" is unethical and not allowed.

For "exempt" employees, not on hourly wages, what is not allowed is failing to charge one's time proportionately. The 41st through 45th hours are not free, they are just part of what gets normalized to a 40-hour time card report.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely a NIF problem

Anonymous said...

June 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM: "Didn't NIF spend their FY13 budget in half the year requiring a bailout?"

No.

This may have been stated on this blog, but it's simply not true.

Anonymous said...

Then the 85 million dollars in overhead surplus, collected from the programs, is still available and can be used to cover the funding shortage?

Anonymous said...

June 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Maybe Parney should put that $80M + the $40M he owes into the TCP-1 pension program as he was deiced to do instead of gambling with everyone future thinking the economy is recovering and he can make up that $120M in stock market gains that'll never disappear in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...


I agree. That 80m + 40m should go in to the pension. We're all paying in, they should too.

They used the old criteria (past 2 yrs of bond yields) to force us to pay in and then the new criteria (past 25 years of bond yields) to exempt them from paying in.

Very deceptive and not above board.

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