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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 , furloughs , workforce

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , House Appropriations Committee , budget , IRS , GSA , Nani Coloretti , Dan Tangherlini , appropriations , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

Feds' silver lining stalked by dark cloud

All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what's not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs , EEOC , IRS

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS' decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that's not enough.
July 17, 2013

Tags: furlough , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Mike Causey , Your Turn , IRS

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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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 , furloughs , Danny Werfel , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

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

Hagel orders 20 percent budget cuts within top DoD offices

The budget reductions for Pentagon staff and top military brass are targeted for the 2015-2019 timeframe. Pentagon spokesman George Little says personnel reductions associated with these savings will be determined during the development of detailed execution plans.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 09:29pm 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 , furloughs

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

Supplier quality management for federal agencies

Steve Charles, one of the co-founder of the immixGroup, will give listeners insight on how electronic problems can impact federal security.
July 16, 2013

Tags: technology , IT security , supplier management , Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , budget cuts , e-waste , Trusted Supplier Program , information technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 11:24pm EDT
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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 , furloughs , Pat Tamburrino , In Depth , Jared Serbu , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:12pm EDT
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