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Union: EPA plans agencywide furlough days under sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning at least three agencywide mandatory furlough days through the end of the fiscal year if sequestration goes into effect, according to union officials who say they were briefed on agency plans. EPA also will implement employee furloughs in two phases, according to John J. O'Grady, the president of AFGE Local 704, which covers the Chicago region.

Tags: EPA , sequestration , furloughs , John O

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:36pm EST

Highlights from AFGE's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference - February 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference gather to address legislative priorities. Featured guests include Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D- Hawaii, A. Philip Randolph Institute President Clayola Brown, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders, and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Also, tune in for a special report from Capitol Hill at AFGE's joint rally for jobs with AFSCME featuring AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and more.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Colleen Hanabusa , Clayola Brown , Lee Saunders , Terry McAuliffe , Chris Van Hollen , J. David Cox , Carolyn Federoff , Geddes Scott

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 05:52pm EST
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Employee unions march on Capitol Hill to stop sequestration

AFGE, AFSCME rally against the potential cuts from sequestration as part of their week-long legislative conference. Union members are meeting with lawmakers to ensure they understand the broader impact cuts due to sequestration would have on the nation and the economy.

Tags: workforce , management , sequestration , J.David Cox , Pam Baca , SSA , Paul Ferris , William Beumont Army Medical Center , Trent Behow , USDA , Chris Van Hollen , Donna Brockington , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 10:26am EST
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Sequestration, furloughs, federal pay raise, and more

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 13, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furlough , Federal Workers , contractors , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , federal pay raise , budget cuts , OMB , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:34pm EST
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Sequester delayed for two months; pay freeze extension still possible

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick introduced a bill to extend the pay freeze for federal workers for all of fiscal 2013. The Senate still must pass the bill.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Steny Hoyer , David Cox , Michael Fitzpatrick , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:24am EST

Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Martin Dempsey , workforce , furloughs , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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Unions, industry groups spar over impact of sequestration

Guidance from the administration on what steps federal agencies should take to prepare for potential across-the-board budget cuts has set off a war of words between federal-employee unions and industry groups. The American Federation of Government Employees says guidance exempts contractors at the expense of federal employees, but industry groups say the criticism is misguided.

Tags: budget , sequestration , industry , guidance , NTEU , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , PSC , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:59pm EST

Could cutting service contracts avert sequestration furloughs?

In an analysis prepared for the American Federation of Government Employees, contracting expert Charles Tiefer said that agency managers have a number of tools at their disposal to legally scale back service-contract spending and that doing so would be preferable to federal furloughs.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Charles Tiefer , industry , sequestration , PSC , AIA , Alan Chvotkin , furloughs , workforce

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:00pm EST
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Highlights from Families USA Health Action 2013 Conference - February 8, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the Families USA Health Action 2013 address the future of health care and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar, D-Pa., former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner, Newsweek and The Daily Beast contributor Eleanor Clift and Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack join the conversation.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Bob Edgar , Eleanor Clift , Bob Weiner , Ron Pollack

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:38pm EST
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AFGE voices concern over threat of sequestration, civilian furloughs at DoD - February 1, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discusses the possibility of furloughs for civilian DoD workers if sequestration occurs. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul addresses China's impact on U.S. manufacturing while Robyn Kehoe of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund details FEEA's work with AFGE to aid Superstorm Sandy victims. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Don Hale , Robyn Kehoe , Dale Deshotel , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:47pm EST
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