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USDA seeks authority to transfer funds to offset sequestration cuts

Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack can move money in-between accounts within the same bureau, but not across the agency under a special provision called Interchange Authority. Vilsack has officially asked Congress for use of that authority in an effort to stunt the negative effects of sequestration at his agency. At at recent House hearing, Republican lawmakers questioned why more agencies haven't movasked Congress for similar permission.

Tags: management , budget , Michael Young , USDA , Hari Sastry , Commerce , FCC , David Robbins , Paul Gosar , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Matt Cartwright , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , reprogramming authorities

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:51am EDT
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Nearly 250 laid off at Wash. Hanford nuclear site

The Department of Energy announced that 235 people will be laid off, and more than 2,500 will be furloughed for several weeks, as a result of automatic federal budget cuts.

Tags: Energy , Hanford , budget , furloughs

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:14am EDT

Sequestration and procurement

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc. will discuss how contracting is being affected by sequestration. He also will talk about this year's big procurement issues, and whether the current procurement system is working.
March 19, 2013

Tags: acquistion , contracting , procurement , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Oversight & Government Reform , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:34pm EDT
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DoD furloughs to begin April 26, with almost no exceptions

The Pentagon will send furlough notices to civilian employees in the next two weeks. Defense components would not be spared from furloughs, regardless of any other efforts they take to offset sequestration.

Tags: DoD , budget , Robert Hale , Susan Yarwood , Jared Serbu , workforce , furloughs

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:22am EDT
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Catchall spending bill advances in Senate

Tags: budget , Senate , CR ,

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 02:46am EDT

Sequestration cuts force GSA to cancel two more conferences

The annual SmartPay and FedForum conferences have been canceled this year due to cuts to agency travel and training budgets under sequestration.

Tags: GSA , conferences , SmartPay , FedForum , industry , management , training , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 03:30pm EDT

Send us your sequestration rally photos

Federal News Radio wants photos from the National Day of Protest rallies being held in your cities on March 20.

Tags: National Day of Protest , rally , AFGE

Monday - 03/18/2013, 03:00pm EDT

GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asked auditors to review five different areas of sequestration. The Government Accountability Office will examine the actual sequestration order, as well as the July 31 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget. He also wants GAO to look at any supporting reports, regulations and orders for compliance with the Budget Control Act, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, and other relevant statutes.

Tags: mangement , Paul Ryan , GAO , House , House Budget Committee , OMB , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:43am EDT

Sequestration and the clearance market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community, and how its being impacted by sequestration.
March 15, 2013

Tags: workforce , furloughs , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , security clearances , budget battle , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 03/15/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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