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Sequestration: World's dullest soap opera?

Welcome to sequestration, which is currently the world's longest-running interactive game show starring you, your granny, and all your friends and neighbors, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The question is: Are you having fun yet?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration , IRS ,

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration: Is there pain beyond the Beltway?

The Washington area is alive and very well as it enters the third month of sequestration, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what about feds in other places? Is their life beyond the Beltway? What's sequestration doing to feds in Ogden, Utah, and Maricopa County. Ariz.? How are communities like Hampton, Va., and Huntsville, Ala., holding up?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration

Monday - 06/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Worried about retirement? Join the club

Feds who are already retired (and those who plan to retire someday soon) have several worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. For those about to take the plunge, the concern is the backlog of applications at the Office of Personnel Management. For those already on the roles the fear is that future benefit increases will be downsized each year.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , COLA , chained CPI , OPM backlog ,

Friday - 05/31/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration solutions: Furloughs, buyouts, nothing

If you told your giant nationwide operation to make across-the-board cuts, you would think each manager would do roughly the same thing. But since sequestration has been imposed, each federal agency has acted differently, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some have frozen hiring while others are still recruiting. Some are furloughing employees while some are paying them to leave. So what's your agency doing?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , sequestration ,

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD furlough decision driven by readiness concerns

Roughly 680,000 DoD civilians will be forced to take one day off per week without pay between July 8 and the end of the fiscal year as a result of the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration. Jessica Wright, acting undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, told In Depth with Francis Rose the decision wasn't an easy one.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , sequestration , readiness , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:04pm EDT
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EPA cuts furlough hours

In the second phase of furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency, employees are now looking at 23 furlough hours instead of 47.

Tags: EPA , sequestration , John OGrady , AFGE

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:19pm EDT

HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement, union says

The American Federal of Government Employees says the Housing and Urban Development Department's plan to reorganize to save costs runs counter to an agreement it has with the union over employee furloughs.

Tags: Eddie Eitches , AFGE , HUD , sequestration , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 01:02pm EDT
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U.S. Park Police cancels furloughs

Furloughs for employees of the U.S. Park Police will end June 1, the head of the National Park Service announced Friday. The Park Police have already taken three furlough days since sequestration went into effect in March.

Tags: sequestration , Park Police , National Park Service , Julia Ziegler

Monday - 05/27/2013, 03:13pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Sequestration, nominations, and backlogs

Today's guests on the Federal News Countdown include Jason Miller, Federal News Radio's executive editor, and Francis Rose, host of In Depth on Federal News Radio.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , sequestration , Dan Tangherlini , Steven VanRoekel

Friday - 05/24/2013, 06:13pm EDT
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5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: workforce , sequestration , IRS , OMB , HUD , EPA , Labor , Interior , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT
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