Expected 4.7 percent BBG budget cut and RIFs to hit rank-and-file employees and critical programs

BBG Watch News Commentary The proposed budget cut for the entire Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in FY 2013 is expected to be 4.7 percent and that painful RIFs (Reductions-in-Force) are unavoidable and likely to be used against rank-and-file employees, BBG Watch sources report. They are afraid that critical broadcasting and other information programs to countries without free media will be cut to protect the jobs of the International Broadcasting Bureau managers. Sources tell us that all BBG employees, including the Voice of America staff, should expect really bad news on Monday.

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