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The government as 'Animal Farm?'

As Americans, we learn from childhood that all men (and women) are created equal. But as we get older, wiser and more experienced, read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" or go to work for the government, we learn that some people are created more equal than others. So is Uncle Sam running a sort of Animal Farm? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Merit Systems Protection Board ,

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration's effect on the Judiciary

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

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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MSPB continues long slog through 30,000 furlough appeals

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.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , DoD , Michael OConnell , workforce

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:16pm EDT

Furloughs: WTF?

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?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration

Friday - 08/23/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration Tracker: Guide to agency furloughs

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.

Tags: sequestration , budget ,

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 11:00am EDT

EPA cancels Aug. 30 furlough day

Environmental Protection Agency employees will no longer have to take their final, mandatory furlough day.

Tags: EPA , sequestration , Gina McCarthy , AFGE

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Feds as doomsday preppers

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay , government shutdown ,

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 02:00am EDT

OMB reduces number of furlough days by 2

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.

Tags: OMB , sequestration , workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 05:48pm EDT

Face of Furloughs: Feds swamped by Sandy, double dose of furloughs

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.

Tags: Roberto Arroyo , IRS , FEEA , Face of Furloughs , people , sequestration

Monday - 08/12/2013, 03:32pm EDT
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When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

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.

Tags: sequestration , Federal Drive , Warren Schaeffer , Eric Lackey , DoD , DISA , workforce , Michael OConnell , Face of Furloughs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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