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Outgoing FEEA loans almost triple since May

A record number of employees are turning to FEEA to help them meet basic living expenses after receiving short paychecks due to furloughs.

Tags: DoD , Melissa Dawkins , Sequestration , Steve Bauer , Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:53pm EDT

DoD furloughs could cause FEEA loans to swell to record levels

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is receiving more requests for loans than ever before as weekly furloughs hit the Defense Department. Director Steve Bauer said the non-profit organization is doing everything it can to keep up.
July 24 & 30, 2013

Tags: workforce , Sequestration , Surviving Furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , DoD , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 02:47pm EDT
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AP sources: Pentagon likely to cut furlough days

Tags: DoD , Sequestration ,

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: Sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , hiring , Budget Control Act , budget , Michael OConnell , Management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

EEOC cancels second phase of furloughs

After two weeks of deliberation and analysis of agency resources, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to cancel its second phase of furloughs.

Tags: workforce , EEOC , Jacqueline Berrien , Gabrielle Martin , AFGE , Sequestration , Shefali Kapadia , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:09pm EDT

House passes DoD spending bill, prohibits furloughs in 2014

DoD officials briefed House Armed Services members about 2013 furloughs and are figuring out whether they can reduce the number of days employees have to take without pay.

Tags: workforce , DoD , Sequestration , Congress , Rob Wittman , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Robert Hale , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:31am EDT

Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , Sequestration ,

Monday - 07/22/2013, 02:30pm EDT

Man bites dead horse: Now that's news!

Are the media -- people like us -- paying too much attention to the reality of furloughs and the possibility of layoffs in the federal workforce? At what point does the constant reporting fall into the category of beating a dead horse? Or is this one still worth tracking. You tell us, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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FEEA overwhelmed with furlough aid requests

The number of furloughed federal employees seeking emergency loans from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) continues to grow, as FEEA tries to keep up with the heightened demand.

Tags: workforce , Sequestration , pay and benefits , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/15/2013, 03:27pm EDT
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Want to appeal a furlough with the MSPB? Get in line

The Merit Systems Protection Board has 3,000 appeals from furloughed employees in the pipeline. Board Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann says her staff is working overtime to get them all processed.

Tags: Merit Systems Protection Board , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Sequestration , workforce

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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