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Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law.
August 23, 2013
Tags: workforce , DoD , sequestration , budget battle , Department of Justice , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bryan Polisuk , Merit Systems Protection Board , Bruce Moyer , NAAUSA , Michael Nachmanoff , federal public defenders , Federal Public Defender in Virginia , Fed Talk , Federal Bar Association
The majority of furlough-related appeals the Merit Systems Protection Board has received - 98 percent - have come from civilian employees of the Defense Department. Of the 30,000-plus furlough appeals, MSPB has entered more than 16,000 into its system. The agency says it expects to have most of the appeals docketed shortly after Labor Day.
When it comes to figuring out sequestration and furloughs, the phrase that most often comes to federal workers' lips is "WTF." Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it stands for "What're The Facts" behind the political monstrosity that triggered furloughs, and — in some agencies — could produce layoffs next year?
In the weeks leading up to March 1, agencies across government have painted increasingly dire pictures of life under sequestration. Along with hiring freezes, spending reductions, and curtailed travel and training, many agencies are planning for furloughs. With Federal News Radio's Sequestration Tracker, find out how agencies have said they'll slash their budgets to comply with the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts.
Environmental Protection Agency employees will no longer have to take their final, mandatory furlough day.
A popular cable TV show involves doomsday preppers. These people expect an economic collapse, because of war, weather or natural disaster, forcing everyone to fend for themselves. What's one group that has yet to be featured? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Federal workers, who face the very real dangers very soon.
The Office of Management and Budget originally planned for 10 furlough days. Employees were already required to take seven unpaid days off and one more is planned before Sept. 30.
A New York family is getting help from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund as they dig out from Hurricane Sandy and endure a double dose of furloughs.
Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.
Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.