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Vacationing politicians vs. furloughed feds

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , workforce

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Pentagon civilian workers face first of 11 furlough days today

Approximately 85 percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce -- more than 650,000 employees -- will be staying home Monday, as the first of DoD's cost-cutting furlough days goes into effect. The furloughs were put in place to offset automatic, across-the-board spending cuts implemented by sequestration. DoD estimates the furloughs will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Chuck Hagel , Ray Odierno , George Little , budget , workforce

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:32am EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Tags: workforce , management , sequestration , HUD , IRS , EPA , OMB , AFGE , Eddie Eitches , EEOC , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

Light traffic today? Blame the F word

If traffic is a little light today, don't credit it entirely to the weather or people on alternative work schedules. In many places you can chalk it up to the presence of the F-word, which is becoming part of the deal if you work for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , Furlough Friday

Friday - 07/05/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Frederick Vollrath , sequestration , contractors , AFGE , J. David Cox

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

A friendly home invasion

The sad truth is that a lot of you aren't going to be around this time next week. You will be away. Not that kind of away, but away from the office, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we'd like to be home with you.

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

Friday - 06/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Pay raise - to be or not to be?

Imagine William Shakespeare were alive today and a federal employee. Would he still come up with stuff like "to be, or not to be, that is the question?" Or would he be preoccupied by the prospect of a furlough? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

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

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough song: Laugh or you'll cry

When the going gets tough, some people laugh, some cry and some, apparently, burst into song. Like the fed who recently penned the furlough song to a tune you already know, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Ripple effect of furloughs: Life beyond the Beltway

Despite dire predictions, the world didn't end when sequestration started. It was more whimper than bang. But that is changing as never-gonna-happen furloughs have started to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The problem is that the people who devised the medicine the White House and Congress don't have to take it.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough reality begins to bite feds

If traffic is a little light today, don't credit it entirely to the weather or people on alternative work schedules. In many places you can chalk it up to the presence of the F-word, which is becoming part of the deal if you work for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration

Friday - 06/14/2013, 02:00am EDT
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