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OPM: Some furloughs could be offset with annual leave

Some furloughed federal employees could offset their forced time off with annual leave -- but only under certain circumstances, according to updated guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. If an agency cancels the need for planned furlough days after an employee has already taken those days off, he or she is permitted to substitute annual leave to offset the furlough.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , OPM , annual leave , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 06:39pm EDT

Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
May 6, 2013

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , sequestration , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , conference spending , conference cancellations , FSSI , CIO CS , SEWP 5 , OASIS , GSA , Joe Jordan , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower

Monday - 05/06/2013, 11:35pm EDT
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USDA says furloughs not expected

Furloughs at the Agriculture Department are looking increasingly unlikely following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's request to shift funding and the department's ongoing efforts to find alternative cost savings. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed last week that the department wouldn't have to furlough employees in either the Farm Service Agency or the department's Rural Development division.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , USDA , Tom Vilsack , workforce , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 03:57pm EDT

No sequester furloughs at State Department

Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its employees to take unpaid leave.

Tags: sequestration , State Department , furloughs , Patrick Kennedy

Friday - 05/03/2013, 04:50pm EDT

White House recalculates sequestration cuts for some agencies

The White House budget office is recalculating how to apply automatic spending cuts for a handful of agencies, freeing up almost $4 billion for the Pentagon and another $1 billion or so for other agencies like the Homeland Security Department and NASA.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , DoD , State , Justice , OMB , management

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Sequestration: the new heartburn and Alka-Seltzer combo

The threat of furloughs is hanging heavy over tens of thousands of federal workers who say they won't be able to pay the bills if forced to stay home for five to 15 days. So, Mike Causey wants to know, is there light at the end of this tunnel?

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , IRS , Mike Causey , pay , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/06/2013, 02:00am EDT

Very expensive IRS furlough invites

Furloughs are supposed to save money. But if you wait until the last-minute to notify workers it can be quite costly as the Internal Revenue Service has found out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports.

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

Friday - 05/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , sequestration , furlough , Congress , Philip Cullom , William Tryon , William Burke , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Forest Service to states: Give subsidies back

The U.S. Forest Service is demanding that states give back $17.9 million in federal subsidies, saying the taxpayer cash is subject to automatic spending cuts called "sequestration."

Tags: Forest Service , sequestration

Friday - 05/03/2013, 08:37am EDT

Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Tags: Barack Obama , furloughs , sequestration , FAA

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 09:48am EDT
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