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Pentagon says shutdown wasted at least $600 million

A tally totaling the costs of the government shutdown on the Defense Department only includes lost work-hours from civilian furloughs, not additional government costs from interest payments, contract delays or other impacts from the shutdown. AFGE and NTEU are asking agencies to speed up back pay to federal workers.

Tags: DoD , management , government shutdown , pay and benefits , furlough , AFGE , Robert Hale , J David Cox , Colleen Kelley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/18/2013, 04:18am EDT
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House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Tags: management , government shutdown , workforce , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Dutch Ruppersberger , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , John Delaney , IRS , National Park Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am EDT
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Feds learn furlough status as shutdown looms

Federal employees began learning Friday whether they'll be forced to stay home if the government shuts down next week. Supervisors were tasked with informally telling employees today whether they are classified as "essential" or "nonessential," according to several federal-employee unions briefed by the Obama administration. Congress is prepared to work through the weekend, but the clock is ticking down for lawmakers to agree on a funding bill keeping the lights on at agencies beyond Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , government shutdown , workforce , federal unions , Bill Dougan , NFFE , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Friday - 09/27/2013, 01:29pm 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 , Mike Causey , Your Turn , IRS

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: IRS , sequestration , furloughs , Danny Werfel , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm 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 , IRS , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

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

Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , DOMA , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , Defense , AFGE , OPM , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

IRS furloughs costing U.S. a bundle

If somebody said they could save you nearly $1,800 but that it would cost you $61,000, you probably wouldn't take the deal, right? Unfortunately, the White House and Congress have signed off on it in the form of furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs , IRS , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 02:00am EDT
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