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IRS to furlough all 90,000 employees

The agency has identified five furlough days where it will, essentially, shut down entirely. A memo sent Friday to IRS staff from Acting Commissioner Steven Miller said the furlough days will start in May and continue through August.

Tags: IRS , furloughs , Steven Miller

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Labor , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Coalition for Government Procurement , House Homeland Security Committee , cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , workforce , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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TSA official says no employee furloughs expected

Tags: TSA , John Halinski , furloughs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.

Tags: DoD , Congress , science and technology , DARPA , Matthew Klunder , Alan Shaffer , Arati Prabhakar , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , budget , research and development

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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Furloughs: The Movie?

Furloughs are still on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But are they getting any closer? What are your odds of working four-day weeks this summer?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , furloughs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tags: NOAA , NWS , Commerce Department , furlough , budget , Ciaran Clayton , Michael OConnell , Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

Gestures are great, but they aren't edible

Elected and appointed officials are exempt from sequestration-related furloughs. But now that President Barack Obama has voluntarily taken a 5 percent pay cut, odds are many of the people he appointed to their jobs will also follow suit. So what do rank-and-file federal employees think? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

Never-gonna-happen furloughs happening

When sequestration was proposed, politicians said it would never happen. It did. When it triggered furlough warnings, some said they would never take place. Except they are happening right now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , furloughs ,

Monday - 04/15/2013, 02:00am EDT
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