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In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Heidi Shyu , Gabe Camarillo , Harold Greene , Jared Serbu , AUSA , budget , sequestration , contracting

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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The 'good old days' coming back?

Do you remember the good old days? For many federal workers that would be 2010 and 2011 when they were worried about threats to their retirement and health insurance benefits that eventually fizzled and died. Well, they may be coming back but this time things could be very different, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration

Friday - 02/22/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequester Q&A: For US, a new season of uncertainty

Here comes the sequester: big federal spending cuts and a new season of economic uncertainty for a nation still trying to shake off a recession.

Tags: March 1 , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 02/22/2013, 04:08am EST

Union: EPA plans agencywide furlough days under sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning at least three agencywide mandatory furlough days through the end of the fiscal year if sequestration goes into effect, according to union officials who say they were briefed on agency plans. EPA also will implement employee furloughs in two phases, according to John J. O'Grady, the president of AFGE Local 704, which covers the Chicago region.

Tags: EPA , AFGE , sequestration , furloughs , John O

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:36pm EST

NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Tags: National Treasury Employees Union , sequestration , Colleen Kelley , furloughs , Katie Howard , CBP

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am EST

Pentagon starts 45-day countdown to civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says furloughs for nearly all of its 780,000 civilian employees would begin in April if sequestration goes into effect. DoD would grant limited exceptions for civilians in combat zones or those who are critical to preserving life and safety. Political appointees would also be exempt. The Pentagon also released a list of states where furloughs would have the most effect.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , workforce , Robert Hale , Jessica Wright , Jared Serbu , budget , Congress

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:59am EST

What if we sequester and nobody notices?

What if we get sequestered and nothing happens? At least not right away? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what if the government, instead of furloughing all FBI agents, TSA screeners, and air traffic controllers on the same day finds a way to muddle through -- at least for awhile.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration and its impact on you

Washington attorney John Mahoney, and Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly answer your questions about sequestration and furloughs.
February 20, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs , budget debate , budget battle , TSP , unemployment , retirement , pay freeze , pension liability , John Mahoney , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:04pm EST
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DoD details states hit hardest by sequestration

The Pentagon's budget chief, Robert Hale, told reporters that the economic impact of sequestration would be felt nationwide. The biggest potential losses, in term of total civilian payroll dollars, would be in Virginia, California, Maryland, Texas and Georgia, he said. Hale said the unpaid leaves for civilian workers would begin in late April and would save $4 billion to $5 billion if extended through the end of the budget year, Sept. 30.

Tags: Leon Panetta , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , furloughs , budget , DoD

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:41pm EST
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