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Civilian Agency Sequestration News

White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Pressured by Senate Democrats, White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 10:10am EDT

Reid: Democrats to ease cuts with war savings

Reid: Senate Democrats to ease sequester cuts with war savings

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Flight delays pile up amid FAA budget cuts

Flight delays pile up as air controllers are forced to take days off because of budget cuts

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 08:10am EDT

Furloughs go from bluff to reality. What's next?

A week after the bombings in Boston and the catastrophic explosion in Texas, key federal agencies have unveiled or are refining their plans to furlough tens of thousands of workers, including those who protect the country and those who collect the money to pay the bills, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And this makes sense because...

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

OMB employees begin furloughs

The White House tells "a majority" of career staff not to come to work. It's the first of 10 furlough days over the next six months. Labor, FAA and EPA also have or are furloughing employees.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:36pm EDT

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

Air traffic controllers furloughed as government cuts kick in; some flight delays show up

Monday - 04/22/2013, 11:18am EDT

Ripple effect of furloughs

Politicians first said it couldn't happen, then that it shouldn't happen and, finally, we were assured it would never happen. One problem, it -- sequestration-triggered furloughs -- did happen. Not as quickly as some predicted. But they are with us, as federal agencies juggle their finances, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

Airlines, pilots sue government to stop furloughs

Two airline trade associations and the Air Line Pilots Association said they have filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to stop the furloughs.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 02:20pm EDT

IRS to furlough all 90,000 employees

The agency has identified five furlough days where it will, essentially, shut down entirely. A memo sent Friday to IRS staff from Acting Commissioner Steven Miller said the furlough days will start in May and continue through August.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday

FAA: Expect long delays at major airports as air traffic controller furloughs kick in Sunday

Friday - 04/19/2013, 12:02pm EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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TSA official says no employee furloughs expected

Senior TSA official says no furloughs or increased wait times because of automatic budget cuts

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Furloughs: The Movie?

Furloughs are still on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But are they getting any closer? What are your odds of working four-day weeks this summer?

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts from Congress; park police face furloughs

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 04:38pm EDT

NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

Gestures are great, but they aren't edible

Elected and appointed officials are exempt from sequestration-related furloughs. But now that President Barack Obama has voluntarily taken a 5 percent pay cut, odds are many of the people he appointed to their jobs will also follow suit. So what do rank-and-file federal employees think? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

Intel community seeks to protect workforce from sequestration's impact

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, said the 17-agency community is trying not to repeat lessons of past cuts that hampered analytical capabilities. Clapper also issued a new IC-wide code of ethics and made a key change to the security clearance form.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:55am EDT

White House asst. chef says he will be furloughed

Assistant chef Sam Kass, who cooks dinner for President Barack Obama several nights a week, said Tuesday that he will be furloughed as part of across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect in March.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 03:06am EDT

Full-time EPA employees face 32 furlough hours

Craig E. Hooks, assistant administrator at EPA's Office of Administration and Resources, sent an email to all agency employees describing the agency's furlough plans. Full-time employees will be furloughed for 32 hours during the first phase of EPA's furlough process.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:23am EDT

Sequestration hits us all (and I do mean all)

When it comes to the perils of sequestration, it appears that federal workers are all over the place, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some say it's just another political fire drill, while others say this time for sure. Been-there-done-that workers say this too shall pass. But paycheck to paycheck people say furloughs could wreck their financial lives. So, where are you in all this?

Friday - 04/05/2013, 02:00am EDT
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