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Would furloughs slow recession recovery?

Much of the media is treating the threat of a 22-day federal furlough as if it were a sporting event, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But this is big-time, heavy economic stuff. A revenue-choker for struggling state and local governments and a possible threat to economic recovery.

Tags: budget , Mike Causey , furloughs , Federal Report

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 02:00am EST

GOP sequestration plan calls for reducing federal workforce

Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have proposed an alternative to the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect next month that includes reducing the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore , Buck McKeon , Kelly Ayotte , attrition , federal workforce

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:40pm EST
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Pentagon to pare back military pay increase request for 2014

DoD's 2014 budget will ask Congress for a 1 percent increase in military pay, down slightly from previous projections.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , pay , military personnel , budget , DoD budget , George Little , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:51am EST

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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