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Coffers nearly dry, FEEA says most furlough loans could end next week

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund says it won't be able to help out most furloughed federal employees beyond the end of the week because donations haven't kept up with the crush of applications from employees facing the forced time off.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , FEEA , Steve Bauer , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:41pm EDT
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How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , DoD , IRS , FAA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Crisis in the Middle East

Middle East expert Eric Thompson will give us an update on the political uprisings in Syria and Egypt.
August 23, 2013

Tags: Middle East , Syria , Egypt , Eric Thompson , CNA , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Sequestration's effect on the Judiciary

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of how sequestration has affected the judicial branch, justice, and the rule of law.
August 23, 2013

Tags: DoD , sequestration , furloughs , budget battle , Department of Justice , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bryan Polisuk , Merit Systems Protection Board , Bruce Moyer , NAAUSA , Michael Nachmanoff , federal public defenders , Federal Public Defender in Virginia , Fed Talk , Federal Bar Association

Friday - 08/23/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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Report: Thousands of DoD civilians could face layoffs in 2014

The Department of Defense may have to consider cutting thousands of civilians from its workforce if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, according to a Pentagon planning document obtained by Bloomberg News. The workforce reductions would offset a projected $52 billion in automatic spending cuts.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , sequestration , reduction in force , Marine Corps , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 01:22pm EDT

MSPB continues long slog through 30,000 furlough appeals

The majority of furlough-related appeals the Merit Systems Protection Board has received - 98 percent - have come from civilian employees of the Defense Department. Of the 30,000-plus furlough appeals, MSPB has entered more than 16,000 into its system. The agency says it expects to have most of the appeals docketed shortly after Labor Day.

Tags: MSPB , furloughs , sequestration , DoD , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:16pm EDT

How long does it take to crush a federal employee?

The federal workforce has been used as a political football for decades. But the fed-bashing has risen to unprecedented levels in recent years. While that kind of rhetoric may be useful in politics, it is destructive for governance and the people who make up our government, according to Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , retirement

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 03:07am EDT

Chained CPI could cost retirees thousands over time, NARFE says

A proposed change to how federal retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated could have a huge, negative impact, according to David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. NARFE is urging its members and retirees to contact their congressmen during the week of Sept. 16 to express their opposition to the chained consumer price index.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , Your Turn with Mike Causey , chained CPI , phased retirement , self-plus-one , benefits , retirement , OPM , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 02:57pm EDT
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Punching bag hits back

For the past several years, politicians aided and abetted by the media and some think tanks have turned federal workers into punching bags, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Many feds are fed up. And some are working on ways to fight back.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

AFGE rolls out new member benefits - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams discusses new benefits available to AFGE members while Bob Hill of First Command Financial Services offers financial tips for furloughed federal employees. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Max Richtman , Rick Bloomingdale , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00pm EDT
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