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Face of Furloughs: DoD employee struggles to pay bills

Frances Smith, a civilian Defense Department employee, is having problems making ends meet after furloughs trimmed her paycheck. "I'm wondering now, next week, how I'm going to even pay for my groceries," she told Federal News Radio.

Tags: Workforce , Frances Smith , furloughs , sequestration , DoD , Melissa Dawkins ,

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:06pm EDT

DoD furloughs could cause FEEA loans to swell to record levels

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.
July 24 & 30, 2013

Tags: Workforce , sequestration , furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , DoD , Your Turn , mike causey , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:47pm EDT