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Thursday, October 17, 2013

What a waste!

Here is what looks like is going on with the budgets and programs, gathered from several reports. 1. Labs spent this week safely shutting down - did no program work. 2. Labs spent prior two weeks planning for the safe shut down - did no program work. 3. Labs will spend next week doing a safe re-start - will do no program work. 4. A budget is in place until January 15, 2014 - at the 2013 sequestration cut levels. 5. A new budget is scheduled to be in place by January 15, 2014 - but if it is not, then the next round of sequestration cuts (about twice as large for national security programs as the first round) take place. Overall, no program work for four weeks, a three month budget that is too small to support the existing workforce, and a very high chance that the next budget is even smaller. That about covers it, until February 2014, when the debt limit is hit once more and the next round of negotiations happen. Since it has already been done once, maybe next time we can skip step 2, and only have two weeks of no program work.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Despite the smashed up format, this is about the best review of the situation that has come out. Just keep on repeating the cycle until everyone is dizzy from spinning.

Anonymous said...

I find it curious that all LLNL employees got paid a week early yesterday. Rumor is Lab mgmt didn't trust the DOE/NNSA - felt they might try to block contractors from paying employees if the shutdown had lasted into next week. Especially NNSA had ordered all of its sites to be closed with no work going on beginning Oct 21.

Anonymous said...

If the rumor is true, Bravo! to Lab management.

Anonymous said...

October 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM

I hope they put someone in prison.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Parney, for thinking about your workers. Much appreciated on the early payday.

Anonymous said...

Staff members in Sandia Livermore did absolutely nothing as usual.

Anonymous said...

Staff members in 10:53's mom did absolutely nothing as usual.

Anonymous said...

Staff members in the weapons groups in Sandia Livermore did absolutely nothing as usual.

Anonymous said...

Here here! Thanks Parney! America needs more managers like YOU! Well done.

Anonymous said...

Charlie might have been concerned with such small details, but he was 'following the money'.

Anonymous said...

Staff members in the weapons groups did 10:40's mom as usual

Anonymous said...

Management in the weapons groups at Sandia Livermore did absolutely nothing as usual

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