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GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , House Appropriations Committee , budget , GSA , Nani Coloretti , Dan Tangherlini , appropriations , sequestration , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

Feds' silver lining stalked by dark cloud

All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what's not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs , EEOC ,

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS' decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that's not enough.
July 17, 2013

Tags: sequestration , furlough , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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IRS cancels 1 furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling one of its planned furlough days. In an email to staff obtained by Federal News Radio, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced the agency is forgoing the scheduled furlough day on July 22.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Danny Werfel , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm EDT

Your sequestration vacation: Are we there yet?

Extended pay freeze. Furloughs. Can it get any worse? In a word: Yes! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

House subcommittee approves 24 percent cut to IRS budget

The embattled Internal Revenue Service faces a 24 percent cut to its budget next year, under a spending plan introduced by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The IRS funding was included in the committee's Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which also includes funding for the Treasury Department, the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President. The subcommittee is set to mark up the proposal Wednesday.

Tags: House , GSA , budget , appropriations , House Appropriations Committee , Hal Rogers , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Lerner case shows legal complications when federal workers are required to testify

House Republicans said IRS official Lois Lerner waived her right to remain silent by giving an opening statement in her hearing. Lerner still may testify before Congress with a variety of consequences.

Tags: Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Lois Lerner , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:49pm EDT
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Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Tags: workforce , management , furloughs , sequestration , HUD , EPA , OMB , AFGE , Eddie Eitches , EEOC , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT
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