directive directive  /də ˈrɛk tɪv/


  1. (n) a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
  2. (adj) showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on


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  1. IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses, senator says

    The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees' union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Grassley Criticizes Potential $70 Million in IRS Bonuses

    A government-wide directive says such bonuses shouldn’t be paid while automatic federal spending cuts are in effect, Grassley of Iowa wrote in a letter to Daniel Werfel, the interim chief of the IRS.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Agilent Technologies Announces Compliance with RoHS Directive

    Company Advances Sustainability Goals SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the majority of its electronic test and measurement products are now designed for compliance with the European Union's restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Commonly referred to as RoHS, the European directive bans ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. I am "keenly aware of concerns by some of our troops on the ground about the application of our rules of engagement and the tactical directive," Petraeus said. "They should know that I will look very hard at this issue."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: CNN

  2. "We've been working in good faith to ensure that we are in compliance with this airworthiness directive," said Gerard Arpey, AMR's chairman and chief executive.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Gerard Arpey Source: Reuters

  3. "Coming just one day after the 36th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision, this presidential directive forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions overseas - something no American should be required by government to do," said House Minority...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: Houston Chronicle

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