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Budget Update from Captain Steve Williamson, PSNS & IMF Commander, Mar 29, 2013Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

PSNS & IMF team,

As you probably know,  Secretary of Defense Hagel announced new information about furloughs at a press conference yesterday afternoon.  I had links to the Secretary’s statement posted on News You Can Use and Facebook so you could hear his message directly. 

I have not yet received any official information to share, but Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy, Commander of NAVSEA, sent out an All Hands today that has as much information as is currently available.  I am going to post his All Hands in this update so you can see what my boss says!

This is a message from VADM Kevin McCoy:

 

NAVSEA Teammates.

 

I wanted to send a brief All Hands today as I am sure many of you have heard that in a briefing with reporters Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, confirmed a revised furlough plan.  This plan reduces the number of furlough days from the originally planned 22 days to 14 days.    Secretary Hagel indicated that while the budget Congress passed last week removed the threat of a full-year continuing resolution, it did not eliminate sequestration.

 

We expect (we still need official confirmation)  that the furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May to begin the 30-day waiting period. What that means is furlough days would not begin until mid-to-late June, with 2 days per pay period over the final seven pay periods of fiscal year 2013.  We are still waiting for final confirmation of this information from Navy OCHR.  We are also still waiting for approval of our exemptions from DoD. 

 

We recognize that the while the reduction in the number of furlough days is good news, that it will still have a severe impact on each of you financially.   Please continue to seek resources if you need assistance in areas of financial or emotional concerns through your local Counseling and Referral offices.  I ask each of you to not lose focus on our mission, staying safe in your job, and in the sailors we support.  They are counting on each one of you.  As always, stay safe and keep charging. Have a great weekend. 

 

r/kmc

 

Be SAFE, Be ENGAGING and BE PART of HISTORY!

Captain Steve Williamson
Commander, PSNS & IMF

Approved3/29/2013 4:27 PM1Default Announcement; Home Page
Budget Update from Captain Steve Williamson, PSNS & IMF Commander, Mar 21, 2013 #2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

                                                                                                March 21, 2013

 

PSNS & IMF Commander’s Budget Update #13

 

Team PSNS & IMF,

 

Late this morning, we received information from NAVSEA headquarters that DoD has directed a delay in the release of furlough notices to our civilian employees for approximately two weeks. 

 

This official information came from the Acting Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).  This delay will allow DoD to carefully analyze how the impact of pending Continuing Resolution legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.  (This legislation has not been signed into law at this time.)

 

DoD is reporting that “Officials now estimate the furlough notices will go out on or about April 5.”

 

I know this brings up a lot of questions about furlough days and there are few answers available at this time. Today the Pentagon Press Secretary George Little stated, “We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough days for fiscal 2013 will change as a result of this delay.  We believe the delay is a responsible step to take in order to assure our civilian employees we do not take lightly the prospect of furloughs and the resulting decrease in employee pay.”

 

I will promptly pass on any additional information I get.

 

Thank you for your support during these difficult and dynamic times.

 

 

Be SAFE, Be ENGAGING and BE PART of HISTORY!

 

Captain Steve Williamson
Commander, PSNS & IMF

 

Approved3/21/2013 4:03 PM10Default Announcement; Home Page
Budget Update from Captain Steve Williamson, PSNS & IMF Commander, Mar 21, 2013 #2Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

                                                                                                March 21, 2013

 

PSNS & IMF Commander’s Budget Update #13

 

Team PSNS & IMF,

 

Late this morning, we received information from NAVSEA headquarters that DoD has directed a delay in the release of furlough notices to our civilian employees for approximately two weeks. 

 

This official information came from the Acting Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).  This delay will allow DoD to carefully analyze how the impact of pending Continuing Resolution legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.  (This legislation has not been signed into law at this time.)

 

DoD is reporting that “Officials now estimate the furlough notices will go out on or about April 5.”

 

I know this brings up a lot of questions about furlough days and there are few answers available at this time. Today the Pentagon Press Secretary George Little stated, “We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough days for fiscal 2013 will change as a result of this delay.  We believe the delay is a responsible step to take in order to assure our civilian employees we do not take lightly the prospect of furloughs and the resulting decrease in employee pay.”

 

I will promptly pass on any additional information I get.

 

Thank you for your support during these difficult and dynamic times.

 

 

Be SAFE, Be ENGAGING and BE PART of HISTORY!

 

Captain Steve Williamson
Commander, PSNS & IMF

 

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