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From furloughs to hiring freezes, how did your agency deal with sequestration?

In a new report provided to the House Budget Committee, the Government Accountability Office provides more details of just how agencies coped with the mandatory budget reductions under sequestration. Nearly every agency surveyed by GAO canceled or limited monetary performance awards for employees, reduced spending on both travel and training and curtailed hiring. A total of seven agencies furloughed employees.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , budget , furloughs , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 12:17pm EDT

NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , sequestration , training , workforce , Michael OConnell , NWS , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

Hiring reforms thriving despite freezes, early outs

In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, agency chief human capital officers said the hiring reforms instituted by the Obama administration are working. Most respondents said it now takes their agencies 46 to 100 days, on average, to hire new employees. Hiring reforms also have improved diversity at agencies and the ability to bring on more talented employees. At the same time, CHCOs said sequestration is impacting their ability to train and complete HR projects.

Tags: CHCO , CHCO Council , CXO Surveys , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , hiring reform , buyouts , sequestration , Jason Miller , In Depth , Francis Rose , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 06:08am EDT
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DFAS halts hiring ahead of possible sequestration

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service will implement significant cost-cutting measures next week to prepare for the possibility of automatic spending cuts due to hit government in March. DFAS plans to freeze most hiring, reduce travel and overtime, and temporarily halt new employee performance awards, according to DFAS Director Terri McKay.

Tags: DFAS , Terri McKay , DoD , budget , sequestration , hiring , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 03:56pm EST

IRS budget woes, shrinking staff threaten to derail agency

As the Internal Revenue Service prepares to enter tax season full-bore, the agency is faced with a tightened budget, a shrinking workforce and an ever-more complex and increasing workload. That combination, along with leadership changes at the top of agency, threatens to upend the gains IRS has made over the past few years to better manage its workforce, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an agency watchdog.

Tags: IRS , workforce , retention , TIGTA , human capital , buyouts , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 07:02pm EST

Government shutdown, furloughs, and more

Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Woman and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly, join host Mike Causey to talk about what would happen if the federal government were to shut down.
January 16, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , government shutdown , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , furloughs , Combined Federal Campaign , USPS , National Association of Letter Carriers , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:55pm EST
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GSA freezes hiring, suspends most SES bonuses

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said GSA has at least 15 different bonus structures and there are questions about the agency's award rates. He said 85 percent of all SES performance awards are on hold in through 2013. GSA also will not hire new employees until a top-to-bottom review of the agency's organization is completed.

Tags: management , workforce , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , SES , bonuses , pay and benefits , IAC/ACT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:29pm EDT
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Should there be a hiring freeze at your agency?

Tim McManus, vice president for education outreach at PPS, joined DorobekINSIDER to discuss what a freeze would mean for your agency.

Tags: Tim McManus , PPS , Pledge to America , Washington Post , pay debate

Friday - 10/01/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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