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Furlough follies: Gone but not forgotten

In the past, when federal workers were furloughed they were told to stop working and go home until further notice. If you were out of town, you were to return ASAP, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens if the furlough is one day per week and you are on an assignment to Atlanta or Antarctica?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , Sequestration

Monday - 02/11/2013, 02:00am EST

Feds as roadkill

Politicians who are beating up on federal workers are doing a pretty good job of it. Friends of feds are few and far between, maybe even on the endangered species list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's next?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , Sequestration

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 02:00am EST

Asteroid strike, furloughs - it's always something

Can you take vacation if you are furloughed? Answer: No! What about sick leave? Only if you promise to die to prove you are really sick. And to cap out the week, an asteroid the size of a small skyscraper is coming very close to Earth on Friday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , Sequestration ,

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 02:00am EST

Could cutting service contracts avert sequestration furloughs?

In an analysis prepared for the American Federation of Government Employees, contracting expert Charles Tiefer said that agency managers have a number of tools at their disposal to legally scale back service-contract spending and that doing so would be preferable to federal furloughs.

Tags: Contracting , Acquisition , AFGE , Charles Tiefer , Industry , Sequestration , PSC , AIA , Alan Chvotkin , workforce

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:00pm EST
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White House outlines deep cuts it may have to make

Tags: Sequestration , OMB ,

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 01:42pm EST

Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Sequestration , budget , Jamie Morin , Larry Spencer , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST

OMB details widespread furloughs, cuts to agency programs under sequestration

OMB details hundreds of thousands of furloughs and cuts to nearly every agency program. Danny Werfel, OMB controller, said the effective percentage cut to each civilian agency would be about 9 percent and 13 percent for DoD over the next seven months.

Tags: budget , Sequestration , OMB , Danny Werfel , Jason Furman , White House , John Boehner

Friday - 02/08/2013, 02:51pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 8, 2013

Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and Linda Cureton of NASA talks about their upcoming retirements. Register employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer explains what feds can expect from possible furloughs. White House Historical Association Vice President of Research talks about possible renovations at the White House.

Tags: Michael Astrue , Social Security Administration , Linda Cureton , NASA , Ed Zurnforder , Sequestration , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , William Bushong , White House Historical Association , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:38am EST

Furloughs: So, who's in charge?

Thanks to top government officials, we now have the definitive answer as to whether the government will have a series of furloughs and if so how they will work. The answer is either yes or no. There seems to be a little confusion at the top, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , Sequestration ,

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 5, 2013

Robert Litan discusses a Bloomberg Government study about rule-making in the Obama administration. Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., offers insight on how furloughs might affect federal contractors. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo weighs in on a a 2012 Supreme Court case that could come back to bite federal agencies facing budget cuts under sequestration. Gregory Wilshusen discusses a new GAO report on how prepared agencies are to fend of online assaults. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about sequestration and the threat of furloughs.

Tags: Robert Litan , Bloomberg Government , rule-making , Michael Tinsley , NeoSystems Corp. , Contracting , Industry , Sequestration , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , budget , Gregory Wilshusen , GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , John Palguta , Partnership for Pubic Service , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:18am EST
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