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Gallows humor: Sequestration style

Remember the bad old days before political correctness mandated us to be better. It was a time when mother-in-law jokes were told and tolerated. Well, gone are the days. Now, at least in government circles, the old bad-news-good-news examples focus on sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , furloughs , sequestration

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Sequestration part deux (or just duh!)

Furloughs are still in the federal forecast. But a funny thing happened last week that has some long-time, long-suffering government types wondering if things are going to be as tough as expected, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Monday - 03/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

The Ballad of the Furloughed

Can the power of music be used to block furloughs? Does music really soothe the savage beast? Some feds are turning to music to help blunt sequestration-triggered pay cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughs: Different strokes for different agencies

It may be that all men and women were created equally. But when it comes time for furloughs to kick in, all federal workers are not going to be treated equally, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Federal furloughs: Chiseled in butter?

Remember the best seller, "I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It," by basketball great Charles Barkley. Maybe he should do a sequel, starting with the government, sequestration and furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Backpedaling on furloughs?

If you want to be really with it in the world of exercises, forget about hot yoga, insanity and P90X. They are so last year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Thanks to sequestration, the exercise du jour is back-pedaling!

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

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

Surviving furlough pay cuts

Your stress level about the possibility of being furloughed probably depends on where you work, your length-of-service and how much cash you have in reserve for a rainy day. For long-time, comfortable feds, this is just a speed bump in the road, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for thousands of paycheck-to-paycheck employees, this is not a drill...

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , furloughs , sequestration , FEEA

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

OPM Director John Berry to leave when term expires

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , people , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 11:52pm EDT

CBP postpones 60,000 furloughs, overtime cuts

In a reversal of course, U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says it is postponing employee furloughs and will continue to authorize overtime pay. The agency said it is "reevaluating" both the planned furloughs of its 60,000 employees and the elimination of administratively uncontrollable overtime, or AUO, because of new funding granted in the 2013 appropriations bill Congress passed last month.

Tags: CBP , sequestration , furloughs , Jack Moore ,

Monday - 04/01/2013, 07:40pm 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 29, 2013

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

Friday - 03/29/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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