IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN NOTICE

Notification from DoD regarding potential lapse in Appropriations.

As many of you are aware, annual funding for the government expires on January 19th. The Administration does not believe it is necessary for a lapse in funding to occur, and looks forward to working with the Congress to finalize appropriations for this year.

However, prudent management requires that we be prepared for all contingencies, including the possibility that a lapse could occur. A lapse would mean that a number of government activities would cease due to a lack of appropriated funding, and that a number of employees would be temporarily furloughed. To prepare for this possibility, we are working to update our contingency plans for executing an orderly shutdown of activities that would be affected by a lapse in appropriations.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and patience through this process, and for all that you do for the employees of the Department of Defense and the American people.

It is expected that your local representatives may receive further information from local management. The DCPAS public website also contains useful information regarding
furlough within the DoD at: https://www.cpms.osd.mil/Subpage/FurloughGuidance/

BILL TO HELP SICK HANFORD WORKERS GETS NEW LIFE

BILL TO HELP SICK HANFORD WORKERS GETS NEW LIFE

King5.com

From King5.com: The Washington state Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on Wednesday revived a bill to help sick Hanford workers.

House Bill 1723, initially sponsored by Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, died in the legislative process last year. It would give workers who come down with certain illnesses the presumption that their exposures to chemicals, heavy metals and/or radiation at the nuclear cleanup site caused their diseases such as cancer, toxic encephalopathy (dementia) and lung disease. That presumption is meant to help them get their worker compensation claims accepted.

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Y-12 Labor Management Conference

Y-12 Labor Management Conference

The 30th annual Labor-Management Conference was held in Nashville at the Music City Sheraton. CNS Vice President and Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal, along with Y-12 labor officials, were on hand to accept recognition for Y-12’s support of the Tennessee Labor Management Foundation. Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips, was the keynote speaker at the conference’s welcoming banquet.

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