Across-the-Board


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Across-the-Board

Describing anything that applies to all affected parties equally. For example, if a company decides on an across-the-board pay reduction, all of its employees (including managers) have their pay reduced by the same percentage. Likewise, if an exchange is on an across-the-board upward trend, it means all or nearly all securities on that exchange are increasing in price.
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"When you give an across-the-board pay raise the money is absolutely obligated," Treat said.
Lagunzad noted that apart from the determination of a supervening condition, another hurdle to TUCP's petition was its call for an across-the-board adjustment, which he said was outside the RTWPB's jurisdiction.
"The bill will add P2,000 pesos across-the-board to the current pension and will greatly benefit not just the current pensioners but all SSS members who will start from a higher pension someday," he explained.
The ABC/Washington Post Poll found that 61 percent of Americans back a five percent across-the-board cut in spending, but only 34 percent want an eight percent across-the-board cut in military spending.
The FY 2013 CR also provides for a 0.612 percent across-the-board increase for most federal programs.
If Congress takes no action after the committee's failure, across-the-board cuts will hit most education programs.
However, any across-the-board cuts would not become effective until Jan.
In a research note obtained by National Underwriter, Beth Mantz-Steindecker of Washington Analysis said that if the special commission created under the legislation to find $1.5 trillion in savings fails to do its job, "sequestration," or across-the-board cuts would be mandated.
Party leaders say they're preparing a plan as an alternative to across-the-board cuts.
<![CDATA[ Netanyahu, buoyed by across-the-board Knesset support, switched from defense to offense and vowed building will continue in all of Jerusalem.]]>
The good news is that firms aren't just hiking rates indiscriminately--the survey also found that only 13.1 percent of the 288 law firm respondents planned across-the-board rate increases.
The nearly across-the-board price increases announced today were due to a further rise in raw material and energy costs in 2006 and a related rise in shipping costs the company said.