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Q. How will the layoff notification proceed? Will supervisors be giving the news to their laid-off employees? If so, will there be training for the supervisors? Will there be a notification to the rest of the laboratory once the layoffs are complete so people can stop worrying?
A. The current plan is that we will announce which Divisions/Sections/Centers will be having layoff notifications on which particular days. If you are at work and have not been notified by the end of your Division/Section/Center's day, you will know you are safe. Managers will be notified by upper Division/Section/Center management if they are scheduled for training.
Q. Will people that are laid off get paid for vacation time not taken in addition to the two weeks of administrative leave and the weeks in the "severance package"?
A. Yes, employees who are laid off will be paid out any accrued vacation that they have not taken.
Q. If I am laid off and my child is currently receiving an FRA scholarship, will my child still be eligible for the scholarship?A. Per the FRA Scholarship Program Policy Guidelines, if the employee is terminated as a reduction in force, any child who already has a scholarship may continue it to completion; however, other children are not eligible.
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