Evidence of completed federal coastal property buyout programs
from across the country shows that these types of investments pay for themselves within 10 years by permanently avoiding response, rescue, recovery, and repair costs from future floods.
The Journal Communications-owned Journal Sentinel has not been immune from the industry recession, and has reduced staff with two voluntary buyout programs
within the space of less than a year.
To avoid unfavorable tax consequences, employer-sponsored home purchase buyout programs
should avoid contingent sales that allow employees to negotiate the terms of the final sale.
In the last two decades, governments at all levels started informal buyout programs
as well, although Celia Boddington, a spokesperson for the U.
9 million, after tax) related to labor buyout programs
in certain stores and at headquarters, along with $4.
Since the Great Flood of 1993, FEMA has successfully implemented voluntary property buyout programs
to relocate more than 20,000
Thus, little is known about the overall effectiveness of buyout programs
in inducing voluntary separations of nonretirement-eligible personnel.
Voluntary buyout programs
can work, so long as administrators reserve the right to veto the application of any worker they deem too valuable.
These buyout programs
have been attacked by environmentalists because buffer zones do not decrease accidents or pollution, though the buffer zones may reduce the direct harm toxins will cause.
In order for large-scale buyout programs
to work, offers must be attractive.
I also support a greater federal involvement in low-income, long-term housing buyout programs
and more tenant management of public housing units.