Sequestration: It's Official!
Monday, March 4, 2013
midnight on Friday, March 1, 2013 OMB issued the following sequestration order
to the federal agencies.
Memorandum: Issuance of the
Sequestration Order Pursuant To Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as Amended (3/1/13)
The order is accompanied by a
report, "that provides calculations of the amounts and percentages by which
various budgetary resources are required to be reduced, and a listing of the
reductions required for each non-exempt budget account."
Report: OMB Report to the
Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013 (3/1/13) http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/legislative_reports/fy13ombjcsequestrationreport.pdf
The order states that "agencies
shall apply the same percentage reduction to all programs, projects, and
activities within a budget account, as required by section 256(k)(2) of
BBEDCA, 2 USC 906(k)(2). Agencies should operate in a matter that is consistent
with guidance provided by OMB in Memorandum
13-03, Planning for Uncertainty with Respect to Fiscal Year 2013 Budgetary
Resources and Memorandum
13-05, Agency Responsibilities for Implementation of Potential Joint