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What could possibly go wrong?

Having set up the sequestration system that will trigger draconian automatic spending cuts, both political parties now say it shouldn't happen, that furloughs would have a catastrophic impact on the economy, national defense, maybe even the weather So, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants t know: What does it look like from where you stand -- and work.

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

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration, furloughs, federal pay raise, and more

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 13, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , furlough , Federal Workers , contractors , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , federal pay raise , budget cuts , OMB , AFGE , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:34pm EST
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OMB delaying budget passback guidance, creating uncertainty

The White House typically gives agencies both funding and policy updates for the upcoming budget request by Thanksgiving. This year OMB decided to hold off on passback guidance because of the current fiscal negotiations with Congress. Several senior agency officials said this lag will compress the timeline to respond to the information and require them to prepare for something that may never happen.

Tags: management , budget , technology , OMB , Jim Capretta , Ethics and Public Policy Center , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 05:37am EST
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OMB offers agencies sequestration guidance as deadline looms

The Obama administration offered agencies new guidance on sequestration, telling agency leaders and federal-employee unions that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or government operations even if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Jan. 2.

Tags: federal unions , OMB , OPM , John Berry , Danny Werfel , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 03:22pm EST

House OKs federal pension hike as part of fiscal-cliff alternative

The House approved a bill Thursday requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as part of a broader deal to avert the the so-called fiscal cliff. The 2012 Spending Reduction Act is nearly identical to a measure passed by the House last spring.

Tags: fiscal cliff , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , FERS , Jack

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:12pm EST

House to return to session Sunday evening

The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the new year.

Tags: Congress , House , fiscal cliff

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 03:03pm EST

With cuts looming, OPM advises agencies on 'planned' furloughs

OPM published a guide providing agency human-resources officials with more information about "administrative furloughs," which are different from those stemming from government shutdowns because agencies typically have more time to plan their spending reductions. The Obama administration has reassured reassured federal agencies that sequestration won't have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or day-to-day government operations.

Tags: OPM , budget , fiscal cliff , furloughs , workforce , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/28/2012, 11:43am EST

House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , fiscal cliff

Monday - 12/31/2012, 04:03pm EST

Details of Senate bill averting 'fiscal cliff'

Highlights of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year.

Tags: budget , fiscal cliff , Senate , Congress

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 09:14am EST
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