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Failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in cuts to federal spending triggered automatic cuts known as sequestration. Those cuts went into effect March 1, 2013, after Congress and the President failed to reach agreement on a plan to stop them. Agencies were then faced with the reality of trimming programs and furloughing employees to reduce their spending by the specified amount. Federal News Radio follows the latest on sequestration and its effects on the Defense Department, civilian agencies, and industry, as well as Congressional and White House action. If you have information on sequestration that you would like to share with Federal News Radio, please email us. And for the latest breaking news on sequestration, sign up for our Breaking News Email Alerts.
The Defense Department was hit hardest when sequestration took effect. Full-time employees were furloughed for six days and tens of thousands of temporary hires were let go. Sequestration also put a hold on maintenance projects, and research and development efforts within the various military services. Read all of Federal News Radio's articles on sequestration's impact on DoD.
Agencies were forced to cut at the program, project and activity levels when sequestration went into effect. Federal employees at civilian agencies were also forced to take up to seven days of furloughs. Read all of Federal News Radio's articles on sequestration's impact on civilian agencies.
In contrast to federal employees, who faced furloughs, many contractors encountered more elusive sequestration symptoms. Along with reduced government contract spending, sequestration also slowed down the overall procurement process, resulting in delays, contractors say. Read all of Federal News Radio's articles on sequestration's impact on industry.
How are President Barack Obama and members of Congress trying to lessen the effects of sequestration? Follow the latest deals reached on Capitol Hill.
In the weeks leading up to the March 1 sequestration deadline, agencies across government painted increasingly dire pictures of life under sequestration. Along with hiring freezes, spending reductions, and curtailed travel and training, many agencies forecasted furloughs. Federal News Radio's Sequestration Tracker looks at how many furlough days feds were forced to take under the first year of sequestration.
The loss of pay due to furloughs was unpleasant for all federal employees. But, for some, the smaller paychecks were downright detrimental. The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund offered interest-free loans to federal employees in need to help them through the furloughs. Read all of Federal News Radio's articles on FEEA's efforts to help feds in need, including exclusive features on feds helped by the loans.
A comprehensive list of all of Federal News Radio's sequestration coverage, including how it has impacted the Defense Department, civilian agencies, and industry, as well as congressional legislation and White House action taken to avert it.