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Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , furloughs

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

Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Tags: DoD , Navy , budget , Jonathan Greenert , workforce , training , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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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 , furloughs

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:00am EDT
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DoD getting down to brass tacks with 2014 sequestration cuts

The military's two top ranking officers said in a Senate confirmation hearing that the department has been working on the plan for the past two weeks and should complete it by October.

Tags: Senate Armed Service Committee , Martin Dempsey , DoD , James Winnefeld , workforce , budget , Chuck Hagel , Cogan Schneier , Ashton Carter

Friday - 07/19/2013, 06:39am EDT

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 , furloughs , 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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Contracting dollars in border security

This week on the Capital Impact radio show, Bloomberg Government examines the law that requires the Defense Department to buy American when outfitting troops. Plus, which contractors will benefit the most from passage of an immigration bill?

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , CBP , border security , Berry Amendment , Matthew Hummer , Kathleen Miller , Buy American , DoD , Allen Scott

Friday - 07/19/2013, 05:37am 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 , 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
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