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OMB employees begin furloughs

The White House tells "a majority" of career staff not to come to work. It's the first of 10 furlough days over the next six months. Labor, FAA and EPA also have or are furloughing employees.

Tags: OMB , sequestration , furloughs , EPA , National Park Service , FAA , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Ripple effect of furloughs

Politicians first said it couldn't happen, then that it shouldn't happen and, finally, we were assured it would never happen. One problem, it -- sequestration-triggered furloughs -- did happen. Not as quickly as some predicted. But they are with us, as federal agencies juggle their finances, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , sequestration , furloughs

Monday - 04/22/2013, 02:00am EDT

The terror attack in Boston

Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks.
April 19, 2013

Tags: terrorist attack , Boston bombings , James Carafano , Heritage Foundation , national security , DHS , Veteran Nation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , terrorism

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:57pm EDT
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Sequestration harms cancer research, former Clinton White House spokesman says - April 19, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House spokesman, details sequestration's harmful effects on cancer research while Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) analyzes the president's budget proposal. AFGE Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis also discusses the union's labor agreement with the Small Business Administration.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Bob Weiner , Elaine Powell-Belnavis , Bob Edgar , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:44pm EDT
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Fed bashing: Is it time for a time out?

Some of your finest hours come at a very low point. The Boston bombings have brought out the best in the federal government, which is on the front line in this case. So maybe it's time, at least for a little while, for a moratorium on fed-bashing, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , fed bashing

Friday - 04/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD's acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

Tags: technology , people , Jerry Williams , HUD , Education Department , Patsy Garnett , NRC , Jason Miller , exclusive , CIO

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Labor , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Coalition for Government Procurement , House Homeland Security Committee , cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , Jason Miller , sequestration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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Furloughs: The Movie?

Furloughs are still on the radar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But are they getting any closer? What are your odds of working four-day weeks this summer?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Crunching your COLA numbers

Federal, military and Social Security retirees would receive smaller benefits in the future if the government switches to a new yardstick to measure inflation. How much would it cost you? Maybe more than you think, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , COLA , chained CPI

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 02:34pm EDT

Fed employee group calculates lost benefits under chained CPI

President Barack Obama's proposal to change the way retirees' cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are calculated has drawn the ire of federal-employee groups and unions. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has released a calculator designed to show retirees and policymakers how benefits would be reduced if the chained CPI were implemented.

Tags: NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , pay and benefits , chained CPI , COLA , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:34pm EDT
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