Besieged federal agencies have never faced a greater challenge: how to meet mission critical goals, continue to modernize outdated personnel systems, and transition the federal workforce to the digital age amid the specter of spending restraints and looming budget cuts.
But agencies have come to rely on a true partner in Avue, which is proclaiming, “If Congress makes cuts, then so will we.”
Avue Technologies, premier provider of enterprise operations management solutions to the Federal Government, announced today the Avue Budget Protection Plan, a real-dollar savings guarantee to stand with its client federal agencies through any budget reduction in the coming fiscal year.
The Avue Budget Protection Plan is simple: Avue will match any fiscal year 2013 percentage cut in agency appropriations funding with the same percentage cut in that agency’s Avue subscription price.
Additionally, all client renewals by appropriated fund agencies in fiscal year 2013 will have Avue’s four percent fee escalation (per the Federal Supply Schedule) waived.
“We know agencies and their workforce are struggling, as all Americans are, with the current economic climate,” said Linda E. Brooks Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies. “And we take our partnership with Avue client agencies seriously. We want agencies to succeed, and those agencies need to know that Avue stands beside them.
“The Avue Budget Protection Plan is our way of stepping up and helping those agencies bridge any budget gaps in fiscal 2013.”
Avue is distributing “appropriations cuts coupons” to its clients, redeemable 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.
“Even without budget pressures, federal agencies have been working hard to move to cloud-based platforms, transition their workforce, and bring energy, ideas and new life into government through the prioritization of the hiring of Millennials,” Rix said. “We think appropriations cuts will have an impact on agencies’ abilities to continue to evolve to meet the fast-paced changes of technology and staffing challenges.
“The Avue Budget Protection Plan is our way of saying to our client partners: Avue’s with you. Keep up the important work you’re doing.”