Sequestration and its impact on you

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 8:04pm EST

Your Turn - February 20, 2013

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February 20, 2013 -- This week on "Your Turn", we answer some of your questions and concerns about what sequestration means to you, your job and your benefits.

Questions such as:

  • Can you apply for unemployment?
  • What about the impact on your Thrift Savings Plan account?
  • Will being furloughed have an impact on your eventual retirement benefits?
  • What are your rights and responsibilities during a time of furloughs?

Washington attorney John Mahoney talks about your rights when in furlough status.

In the second half of the show, Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly talk about the pay freeze, pension liability, a new crackdown on poor performers, and, of course, sequestration.