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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:18 PM


Weather Agency Spared From Furloughs After Rash Of Tornadoes

Forecasters at the National Weather Service (NWS) will not be forced to take furloughs during the summer hurricane season following the recent destruction caused by tornadoes in Oklahoma, CNN reported on Saturday.

The NWS was part of the initial plan by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to impose as many as 20 mandatory days off without pay for its 12,000 employees in July and September, a move caused by federal budget cuts.

The cuts would have taken effect during what forecasters predicted would be an abnormally severe hurricane season.

But according to the Washington Post, Kathryn Sullivan, the NOAA’s acting administrator, did not discount future cost-cutting measures in an email sent to employees late Friday night.

“While this new plan allows us to avoid furloughs, sequestration remains an ongoing challenge,” Sullivan advised in her message. “We must all continue to scrutinize every expense and prioritize our most critical missions and essential operations.”



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kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #1

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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:29 PM

1. Sullivan is probably very unhappy at having to do this (stop furloughs).


Like everybody else Obama has appointed for the most part, I assume she is some sort of former oil industry or other big corporate executive who is working overtime to monkeywrench the evil gubmint from within.

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