Sequestration, appropriations cuts loom; Avue offers percentage cut match to federal agencies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — How do you begin to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget?
If Congress fails to reach an agreement, the answer will inevitably be “sequestration,” an automatic, indiscriminate lopping of that amount of the federal budget, evenly split between defense and domestic programs over a 10-year period — real pain in the form of stalled or cut agency programs, dramatic job losses and an undetermined negative effect on the nation’s fragile economy.
It’s a fiscal cliff for federal agencies, their workforce and all Americans.
That’s why Avue Technologies, premier provider of enterprise operations management solutions to the Federal Government, is prepared to assist federal agencies under siege by offering a real-dollar savings guarantee to stand with them through any budget reduction in the coming fiscal year.
It’s called the Avue Budget Protection Plan, and it’s a pretty simple assurance. Avue will match any fiscal year 2013 percentage cut in agency appropriations with the same percentage cut in that agency’s Avue subscription price.
If sequestration kicks in and savages your agency’s budget, Avue will match that percentage loss with the same cut in Avue fees. If Congress reaches a budget deal and your appropriation is cut, Avue will match that percentage loss.
No matter the percentage cut your agency faces in FY2013, Avue will match it.
Additionally, all client renewals by appropriated fund agencies in FY2013 will have Avue’s four percent fee escalation (per the Federal Supply Schedule) waived.
“The White House and the federal government are making preparations for sequestration, so this is a real threat to federal agencies’ mission critical goals,” said Linda E. Brooks Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies. “But our guarantee to those agencies is just as real, and it’s our way of stepping up and helping those agencies bridge any budget gap in fiscal 2013.”
Avue has distributed “appropriations cuts coupons” to its clients, redeemable on Jan. 2, 2013 (the date sequestration kicks in without a budget deal) or upon passage of the FY2013 Federal Budget and a reduction in the client agency’s appropriations, which kicks in Avue’s percentage match of any agency appropriations cut.
Avue client agencies have already indicated a measure of relief and willingness to take advantage of the Avue offer. Avue clients have come to expect this type of initiative from their association with Avue.
“The Avue Budget Protection Plan is our way of saying to our client partners: We’re in this together,” Rix said. “It’s our pledge to agencies. We’re with you. Keep up the important work you’re doing.”
The Avue Budget Protection Plan. It’s the grand bargain for federal agencies facing the specter of budget sequestration or appropriations cuts.
About Avue Technologies
Founded in 1983, Avue Technologies pioneered the idea of smart technology for better management. The company provides the public sector with integrated technology and service solutions that dramatically increase enterprise-wide visibility and management effectiveness, workforce productivity, and manager and worker satisfaction. Avue — bridging the gap between strategic intent and operational excellence — is a privately held company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., and with offices in Washington, D.C.
For additional information, contact Avue at (253) 573-1877 x203, or via email at email@example.com.
Learn more about Avue Technologies at www.avuetech.com.
Contact for Avue: Linda Rix (253) 573-1877 x203
SOURCE Avue Technologies Corporation