OMB Memo:any resulting employee compensation costs for WARN Act liability as detennined by a court, as well as attoroeys' fees and other litigation costs (irrespective of litigation outcome), would qualify as allowable costs and be covered by the contracting agency, if otherwise reasonable and allocable.nh I guess "covering the contractor's costs of litigation, regardless of outcome," - i.e., bargaining with an employer to pay for litigation costs and judgments, negating the judicial branch in advance, would only be a bribe with taxpayer's money if a Republican did the same thing.So here we have abysmal management by the Congress which has created an apparent sequestation nightmare for the defense contractors. The White House is saying, "OK, contractors, we understand this looks like TEOTWAWKI from your point of view, but we have reason to believe that we are going to work something out and the world will not come to an end. So lets not make a bad situation even worse by freaking out all your employees."So they take any potential liability off the contractors. Makes total sense.Now if the positions were reversed, Republican White House and Dem House, would the Dems be crying foul in the same way? Probably. It's still the right thing for the Executive Branch to do.Peter
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