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Federal furloughs: Chiseled in butter?

Remember the best seller, "I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It," by basketball great Charles Barkley. Maybe he should do a sequel, starting with the government, sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , Workforce , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Backpedaling on furloughs?

If you want to be really with it in the world of exercises, forget about hot yoga, insanity and P90X. They are so last year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thanks to sequestration, the exercise du jour is back-pedaling!

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , Workforce , sequestration , furloughs

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

Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , Workforce , furloughs , sequestration , FEEA

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Bill would tie Congressional pay to spending cuts

Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll introduce a bill next week that would subject Congressional salaries to any future automatic, across-the-board cuts like those that took effect last month.

Tags: Eleanor Holmes Norton , budget , Congress , sequestration

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:40pm EDT

The cloud and the federal market

Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 2, 2013

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , procurement , Steve Kousen , Unisys , cloud computing , cloud email , collaboration , sequestration , Technology , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , GSA

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:37pm EDT

CBP postpones 60,000 furloughs, overtime cuts

In a reversal of course, U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says it is postponing employee furloughs and will continue to authorize overtime pay. The agency said it is "reevaluating" both the planned furloughs of its 60,000 employees and the elimination of administratively uncontrollable overtime, or AUO, because of new funding granted in the 2013 appropriations bill Congress passed last month.

Tags: CBP , sequestration , furloughs , Jack Moore , Workforce

Monday - 04/01/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Airports suing FAA over planned tower shutdowns

Airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic control towers, accusing the agency of violating federal law meant to ensure major changes at airports do not erode safety.

Tags: FAA , budget , sequestration

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 04:14am EDT

Sequestration and the clearance market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community, and how its being impacted by sequestration.
March 29, 2013

Tags: Workforce , sequestration , furloughs , , Evan Lesser , Security clearances , budget battle , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 03/29/2013, 08:00pm EDT

DoD releases more details on revised furlough timeline

Furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May. Actual furloughs will begin in mid-to-late June, placing most Defense civilians on unpaid leave roughly one day per week for the final seven pay periods of the fiscal year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Workforce , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:22am EDT

AG Holder delaying furlough decisions to mid-April

Attorney General Eric Holder says he isn't making a decision on whether to furlough Justice Department employees until mid-April.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department , furloughs , sequestration

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:49pm EDT
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