Sequestration, the automatic cuts in the budgets of all federal departments and agencies, became effective on March 1. This action cancels $85 billion in budgetary resources across the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, impacting defense and domestic programs and operations. Though the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates that nondefense programs will be reduced by approximately 9 percent, each department and agency has a specific goal to achieve.
EPA is adjusting to the reduction in its 2013 budget and implementing plans to control agency spending while assuring its mission-critical work continues. These plans include two immediate consequences for the SEE program.
1) SEE enrollees scheduled to work on Friday, July 5 should plan for a furlough day, without pay. The same day designated as a furlough day (without pay) for EPA employees. Additional details will be forthcoming.
2) An additional furlough day is required for EPA employees and SEE enrollees in August. Enrollees will receive a specific notice from NOWCC at least 30 days prior to any required furlough days.
Welcome to NOWCC
The National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting experienced workers as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. Since its establishment in 1997 NOWCC has -- through hundreds of workers ages 55+ -- provided over 15 million hours of dedicated, experienced labor to two federal agencies.
NOWCC currently operates cost-effective, flexible and innovative experienced worker programs for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the US Department of Agriculture. We work closely with those agencies to recruit, place and support work-ready, skilled and experienced older adults for positions, both full- and part-time, that support the critical missions of the agencies.