From a friend at LLNL....
The DOE has directed that Sandia, Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos will each be given a total of 3% for increases later this year. However, the normal October date will now be pushed back to an early January date, and will not be retroactive back to October.
Could this be a means of saving money for three months?
I thought it important to share this information with those who will be affected.