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 and the Department of Agriculture, where the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is housed, have been working on their plans to operate on a reduced budget in preparation for sequestration.
NOWCC remains in contact with EPA and NRCS to learn how agency plans implementing their budget cuts will impact SEE and ACES enrollees. Specific guidance for each Program is being posted on our SEE or ACES websites: www.seeprogram.org & www.acesprogram.org
Please visit the sites for the latest information. For example, EPA has recently released information about how sequestration will impact the SEE Program through the end of May.
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.