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Beyond the Beltway worries

In wonkier parts of the Washington area, the talk of the town is about fiscal cliffs and sequestration followed by sex and the Redskins, not necessarily in that order. But beyond the Beltway, folks seem to have a firmer grip on what's important, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , sequestration , budget , workforce

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Happy William Henry Harrison Day

It's that time of year again, our last pre-spring national holiday honoring William Henry Harrison (and about 40 of his fellow presidents). So what makes him so great? For one thing he never sequestered anybody, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , William Henry Harrison , President

Monday - 02/18/2013, 12:52pm EST

Highlights from AFGE's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference - February 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference gather to address legislative priorities. Featured guests include Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D- Hawaii, A. Philip Randolph Institute President Clayola Brown, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders, and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Also, tune in for a special report from Capitol Hill at AFGE's joint rally for jobs with AFSCME featuring AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and more.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , AFGE , Colleen Hanabusa , Clayola Brown , Lee Saunders , Terry McAuliffe , Chris Van Hollen , J. David Cox , Carolyn Federoff , Geddes Scott

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 05:52pm EST
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Furloughs? Or French-kissing feds?

Many federal workers are concerned that the stalemate between Congress and the White House will mean furloughs, and the loss of pay, for them, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But a growing number seem to be saying bring it on ... I'll go hiking, camping or do some chores around the house.

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

Friday - 02/15/2013, 02:00am EST

Employee unions march on Capitol Hill to stop sequestration

AFGE, AFSCME rally against the potential cuts from sequestration as part of their week-long legislative conference. Union members are meeting with lawmakers to ensure they understand the broader impact cuts due to sequestration would have on the nation and the economy.

Tags: workforce , management , sequestration , J.David Cox , AFGE , Pam Baca , SSA , Paul Ferris , William Beumont Army Medical Center , Trent Behow , USDA , Chris Van Hollen , Donna Brockington , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 10:26am EST
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What could possibly go wrong?

Having set up the sequestration system that will trigger draconian automatic spending cuts, both political parties now say it shouldn't happen, that furloughs would have a catastrophic impact on the economy, national defense, maybe even the weather So, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants t know: What does it look like from where you stand -- and work.

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

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 02:00am EST

With cuts looming, OPM advises agencies on 'planned' furloughs

OPM published a guide providing agency human-resources officials with more information about "administrative furloughs," which are different from those stemming from government shutdowns because agencies typically have more time to plan their spending reductions. The Obama administration has reassured reassured federal agencies that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or day-to-day government operations.

Tags: OPM , budget , sequestration , fiscal cliff , furloughs , workforce , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/28/2012, 11:43am EST

Union president calls Senate fiscal cliff bill 'bad deal'

William R. Dougan, national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said Tuesday the Senate's fiscal cliff bill will lead to a political standoff that will leave federal employees with an uncertain future.

Tags: William Dougan , NFFE , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Senate , workforce , budget , Congress , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 05:01pm EST

Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Martin Dempsey , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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