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Just how essential are you, really...

Back in the day, there were two classes of federal worker. Either you were essential or you were nonessential. Most were nonessential. Thanks to political correctness, the term of art now is emergency or nonemergency, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what impact does that have when furloughs come a knocking?

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , federal report , furloughs

Friday - 05/10/2013, 02:00am EDT

FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

Tags: sequestration , FAA

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 06:14am EDT

DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Michael Donley , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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Senate committee wants to know DoD's 2014 sequestration plan

The top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee have called on the Defense Department to detail how it will cut billions more from its budget if sequestration continues into next year. In a letter dated May 2, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the committee, asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide a "package of reductions" to the department's proposed 2014 budget.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , Senate , DoD budget , James Inhofe , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 04:35pm EDT

Furloughs: A soft landing for some?

Sequestration came in like a lion ... While there have been some furloughs, politicians on both sides of the aisle have learned that furloughing air traffic controllers, meat inspectors and FBI agents is not popular, even with fed bashers, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, is sequestration heading for a soft landing?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 02:00am EDT

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
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