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Surviving Furloughs

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.

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FEEA has suspended loans to feds affected by furloughs. However, the organization is still accepting applications for federal employees with dire financial circumstances.

FEEA suspends furlough loans to feds

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund announced Wednesday it will have to suspend new furlough loans to civilian federal employees, due to a lack of available funds.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 09:29am EDT

Citing lack of funds, FEEA says most furlough loans to end next week

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund says it won't be able to help out most furloughed federal employees beyond the end of the week because donations haven't kept up with the crush of applications from employees facing the forced time off.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:41pm EDT
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When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive in our latest Face of Furloughs story. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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Face of Furloughs: Feds swamped by Sandy, double dose of furloughs

A New York family is getting help from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund as they dig out from Hurricane Sandy and endure a double dose of furloughs.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 03:32pm EDT
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Outgoing FEEA loans almost triple since May

A record number of employees are turning to FEEA to help them meet basic living expenses after receiving short paychecks due to furloughs.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:53pm EDT

Face of Furloughs: DoD employee explains struggle to pay bills

Frances Smith, a civilian Defense Department employee, is having problems making ends meet after furloughs trimmed her paycheck.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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DoD furloughs could cause FEEA loans to swell to record levels

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:47pm EDT
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FEEA overwhelmed with furlough aid requests

The number of furloughed federal employees seeking emergency loans from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) continues to grow, as FEEA tries to keep up with the heightened demand.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 03:27pm EDT
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Feds helping furloughed feds

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Executive Director Steve Bauer and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times, discuss furloughs and their impact on feds on the Your Turn radio show, April 3, 2013.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:38pm EDT
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Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT