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Furlough follies: Gone but not forgotten

In the past, when federal workers were furloughed they were told to stop working and go home until further notice. If you were out of town, you were to return ASAP, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens if the furlough is one day per week and you are on an assignment to Atlanta or Antarctica?

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

Monday - 02/11/2013, 02:00am EST

Feds as roadkill

Politicians who are beating up on federal workers are doing a pretty good job of it. Friends of feds are few and far between, maybe even on the endangered species list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's next?

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

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 02:00am EST

Asteroid strike, furloughs - it's always something

Can you take vacation if you are furloughed? Answer: No! What about sick leave? Only if you promise to die to prove you are really sick. And to cap out the week, an asteroid the size of a small skyscraper is coming very close to Earth on Friday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 02:00am EST

Are contractors exaggerating sequestration impact?

As sequestration draws nearer, contractor groups have pointed to alarming studies that show the 9 percent in across-the-board Defense cuts would throw at least 1 million people out of work and potentially cripple the defense and aerospace industries. But in a new report, the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit group which advocates reducing military spending, presented evidence that far fewer defense-sector jobs would be lost than industry has claimed and that defense companies would likely be able to absorb the defense cuts.

Tags: budget , industry , Marion Blakey , AIA , DoD , defense industrial base , Center for International Policy , William Hartung , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 06:08pm EST
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Obama calls on Congress to stop sequestration, pass cyber bill

President Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to reiterate common management themes that have been part of the administration's push over the last four years.

Tags: State of the Union , Barack Obama , cybersecurity , Congress , budget , Jason Miller , management

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 10:51pm EST

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Could cutting service contracts avert sequestration furloughs?

In an analysis prepared for the American Federation of Government Employees, contracting expert Charles Tiefer said that agency managers have a number of tools at their disposal to legally scale back service-contract spending and that doing so would be preferable to federal furloughs.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , AFGE , Charles Tiefer , industry , PSC , AIA , Alan Chvotkin , furloughs , workforce

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:00pm EST
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Senate Democrats craft bill to avert budget cuts

Tags: Senate , Democrats , Harry Reid , DoD

Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:38pm EST

White House outlines deep cuts it may have to make

Tags: OMB , furloughs

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 01:42pm EST
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