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IRS cancels 1 furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling one of its planned furlough days. In an email to staff obtained by Federal News Radio, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced the agency is forgoing the scheduled furlough day on July 22.

Tags: IRS , sequestration , Danny Werfel , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm EDT

Are you paranoid or perceptive?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Just how paranoid are you? Do you think NASA faked the Moon landings? Just who is really buried in Grant's tomb? And is sequestration a giant political mistake or a clever plan to shrink the bureaucracy and defang the IRS?

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

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration Q&A: Who are the DoD civilians exempted from furloughs?

Furloughs for some 650,000 Defense Department civilian employees kicked in last week.Still, about 15 percent of the civilian workforce is exempt from furloughs. In this Q&A, Pat Tamburrino, chief of staff to the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, discusses federal furlough exemptions and DoD decision-making.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Pat Tamburrino , In Depth , Jared Serbu , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:12pm EDT
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Your sequestration vacation: Are we there yet?

Extended pay freeze. Furloughs. Can it get any worse? In a word: Yes! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , IRS

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

What if these are the good old 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 ,

Monday - 07/15/2013, 02:00am EDT
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OMG - it's TGIF & feds are LOL

Although its not the dreaded Friday the 13th, many feds - from Defense to the IRS are licking their financial wounds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. IRS employees had a furlough day last Friday. Defense folks began theirs on Monday. So what about a no-work-no-pay plan for Congress and the White House?

Tags: Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/12/2013, 02:00am EDT
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Hagel warns of possible DoD layoffs in 2014 if sequestration continues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Congress that if spending caps continue under sequestration, marked cuts in DoD's budget would possibly lead to reductions in force. Hagel also said there could be severe cuts in operations and maintenance.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Chuck Hagel , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 07:44pm EDT

DoD says it has legal authority to furlough working capital fund employees

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale says the Pentagon has the legal authority to furlough DoD civilians paid out of working-capital funds. Hale was responding to an earlier letter from Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), and more than two dozen other lawmakers, who wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month requesting the legal rationale for furloughing working-capital fund employees.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , working-capital fund , Robert Hale , Derek Kilmer , Chuck Hagel , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 05:56pm EDT

Vacationing politicians vs. furloughed feds

What's the difference between an elected politician and a career civil servant? When politicians take time off they get paid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, whereas feds who don't work don't.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , workforce

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Pentagon civilian workers face first of 11 furlough days today

Approximately 85 percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce -- more than 650,000 employees -- will be staying home Monday, as the first of DoD's cost-cutting furlough days goes into effect. The furloughs were put in place to offset automatic, across-the-board spending cuts implemented by sequestration. DoD estimates the furloughs will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Chuck Hagel , Ray Odierno , George Little , budget , workforce

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:32am EDT
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