The NLRB associate general counsel instructed regional offices to implement “cost cutting initiatives” to meet federal budget requirements in a memo to regional offices sent today.
In the memo, Associate General Counsel Beth Tursell noted that the agency will operate under CR funding levels through March 23. “The Agency is under a continuing resolution that reduces our overall budget by .7 percent,” she wrote. “Accordingly the entire Agency is carefully reviewing ways in which we can reduce and control spending in the coming year.”
The memo lists board-approved measures to cut costs, such as avoiding nonessential travel and scaling back paper mailing. Tursell promised that future cost-saving measures would be applied to headquarters staff.
“This memorandum is directed to the field, but I assure you that more Agency-wide and headquarters cost cutting initiatives are also in the works and will be announced in the near future,” Tursell added.