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MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

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.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , DoD , workforce , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Robert Hale , Michael OConnell , Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Michael OConnell , workforce , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Press Roundtable: Inside perspectives, analysis, and predictions

Debra Roth hosts a press roundtable on the big issues affecting federal workers.
August 9, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , acquisition , sequestration , Congress , federal benefits , Debra Roth , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Kellie Lunney , GovExec , Josh Hicks , Washington Post , Fed Talk

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 12:31am EDT
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Hale: No more cuts to DoD furlough days for FY2013

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told In Depth with Francis Rose Friday the Defense Department will not be cutting any more furlough days for Fiscal 2013. Now, DoD is waiting for Congress to finish marking up the president's budget request. If it fails to do that before Oct. 1, Hale said his agency may be forced to trim $52 billion from next year's budget to offset automatic cuts from the Budget Control Act.

Tags: Robert Hale , DoD , sequestration , budget , Budget Control Act , Michael OConnell , In Depth , workforce

Friday - 08/09/2013, 03:37pm EDT
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Video: Songwriter sings his way through furloughs

Federal employee Chris Dickson turned to music to cope with the stress of sequestration, penning the song "Furlough You."

Tags: sequestration , Chris Dickerson , people

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Furloughs have feds singing the sequestration blues

Furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees officially kicked off this week. That has many employees singing the blues -- literally.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Army , John T. Martin III

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:58pm EDT

Defense furloughs cut from 11 days to 6

Furlough days for Defense Department civilians are being cut from 11 to 6, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the department found sufficient savings in the final months of the current fiscal year to lessen the burden on those who have had to take a day off a week without pay since early July.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Chuck Hagel

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 05:40pm EDT

Furloughs hit tidal wave level

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a sequestration-driven furlough tsunami that threatens to bury one very small, but important, federal agency that is seeing its 30-year workload record being shattered almost daily, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: sequestration , workforce , Mike Causey , federal report

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD scrounges for cash to cancel civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says no decisions have been made, but eliminating 2013 furloughs is at the top of the funding priority list if it can find any excess funds.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Strategic Choices and Management Review , Ashton Carter , James Winnefeld , House Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/02/2013, 05:39am EDT
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Those were the days...

Here's a horrible thought to start off your week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. You've had your pay frozen and maybe you have been furloughed with more mandatory time-outs to come. But what if these are the good old days right now? That it can't get any better than this...

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

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