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How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: furloughs , DoD , workforce , IRS , FAA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm 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 , furloughs , 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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Report: Thousands of DoD civilians could face layoffs in 2014

The Department of Defense may have to consider cutting thousands of civilians from its workforce if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, according to a Pentagon planning document obtained by Bloomberg News. The workforce reductions would offset a projected $52 billion in automatic spending cuts.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , reduction in force , workforce , Marine Corps , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 01:22pm EDT

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 , furloughs , 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 , furloughs ,

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

M&A activity 2013 and camouflage debate

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what the acquisition market is like for the federal government's top technology services vendors, and the debate in Congress over the military's camouflage uniforms policy.
August 22, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Congress , camouflage uniforms policy , Allen Scott , Afzal Bari , Bill Enyart , Timothy Homan , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , acquisition policy , technology

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 07:58pm EDT
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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: budget , furloughs

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 , furloughs , Gina McCarthy , AFGE

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

Federal judges implore Congress for respite from sequestration

A group of 87 federal judges sent a letter to Vice President Joseph Biden, warning that budget cuts due to sequestration have negatively impacted the federal judiciary's ability to prosecute and defend cases.

Tags: Loretta Preska , Federal Drive , Joe Biden , Judiciary , U.S. District Court , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:13pm EDT
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Government market ground zero

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will discuss sequestration and its impact on the government and contracting.
August 20, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , government market , Bill Gormley , The Gormley Group , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf , budget 2014 , budget cuts

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 10:36pm EDT
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