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Furloughs or fire drills?

Like Hollywood superheroes, federal workers managed to escape going over the fiscal cliff. But coming up in this regular mini-series is a possible shutdown because of the White House-Congress fight over the debt limit. If you survive that, there is the sequestration time bomb that is ticking and due to go off in March. Other than that, have a nice day.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , budget , Congress

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 02:00am EST

Begin saving cash now, Air Force tells commanders

The Air Force orders commanders to start cutbacks in advance of the next budget emergency.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Navy , Jamie Morin , Ray Mabus , Jonathan Greenert , budget , DoD budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , civilian workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 11:08am EST
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Furlough-proof your retirement

Members of the House of Representatives who think their congressional districts are the polar opposite of Washington, D.C., would be wise run the numbers before they start slashing the pay of "bloated bureaucrats" and contractors who make up a big portion of their voting-age workforce, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , furloughs

Friday - 02/08/2013, 02:00am 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 , furloughs , sequestration

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 , furloughs , sequestration

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 , pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 02:00am 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 , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , 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 , sequestration , PSC , AIA , Alan Chvotkin , furloughs ,

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:00pm EST
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The ATF and gun dealer regulation

Fred Schulte, investigative reporter for the Center for Public Integrity will discuss an article he's written on the ATF's inability to close down firearms dealers who are violating gun laws.
February 8, 2013

Tags: gun laws , gun regulation , Fred Schulte , Center for Public Integrity , internet ammunition sales , gun dealers , gun control , ATF , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:08pm EST
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Telework: Creating a more mobile federal workforce

Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of how teleworking can benefit your agency.
February 8, 2013

Tags: telework , Bill Bransford , John Vivadelli , AgilQuest , Rose Stanley , World at Work , Naomi Stanford , work flexibility , Fed Talk

Friday - 02/08/2013, 06:18pm EST
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