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No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises

DoD says it's committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , Robert Hale , Danny Werfel , Association of Government Accountants , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/01/2013, 05:26am EDT

Sequestration, furloughs, federal pay raise, and more

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 13, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , Federal Workers , contractors , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , federal pay raise , budget cuts , OMB , AFGE , Your Turn , mike causey

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:34pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 7, 2013

John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency's new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS' Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O'Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.

Tags: John Wagner , CBP , DoD , DoD Report , Allyson Robinson , OutServe-SLDN , gay rights , Gary Barlet , USPSOIG , Greg Junemann , IFPTE , Fed-RAMP , CGI Federal , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 09:14am EST

NWS could furlough 5,000 employees to cover budget shortfall

The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

Tags: NWS , NOAA , Dan Sobien , Jack Hayes , budget , Workforce ,

Friday - 06/08/2012, 09:45am EDT

Shutdown FAQ

Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.

Tags: shutdown , budget , Congress

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:01pm EST

New survival kit for feds

Are federal workers going to need a new kind of survival kit to replace the one's that were issued after the 9/11 attacks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a suggestion as to what should go in it.

Tags: mike causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , pay freeze ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 02:00am EST

Analysis: Feds can expect more furloughs, buyouts in 2012

Steve Losey is a reporter with Federal Times. He brings a recap of the supercommittee stalemate and what the deficit could mean for federal employees.

Tags: Steve Losey , Federal Times , pay and benefits , Your Turn , supercommittee , sequestration , budget , buyout

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 02:47pm EST

GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , budget , Congress , telework , pay and benefits , Workforce , Technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

Defense furlough fears heat up

Without a supplemental spending bill by July 4th, Sec. Gates has said Defense will be unable to pay active-duty military and have to start furloughing civilian workers. We talk with Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte about the bill and the concerns.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , supplimental funding , Defense , Charles Wald , Deloitte ,

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 11:08am EDT

Congress paying and going, but where?

Facing harsh criticism from Democrats, Senator Jim Bunning surrendered opposition to the extension of unemployment and health benefits for roughly 400-thousand jobless Americans needed continued federal assistance. After Bunning stepped aside Tuesday night, the Senate voted 78-to-19 to extend the benefits for 30 days. Bunning said it was hypocritical for Democrats to present a bill that is not fully paid for when they also support "pay as you go" legislation.

Tags: Congress , pay go , Jodi Schneider , American Banker ,

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 09:30am EST
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