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DoD furloughs to begin April 26, with almost no exceptions

The Pentagon will send furlough notices to civilian employees in the next two weeks. Defense components would not be spared from furloughs, regardless of any other efforts they take to offset sequestration.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Robert Hale , Susan Yarwood , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:22am EDT
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Early-outs without a buyout - would you bite?

There was a time when no self-respecting federal worker would take an offer to retire early unless it was accompanied by a $25,000 buyout. But after two-plus years of a pay freeze and furloughs in the forecast, attitudes may have changed, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , early retirement , VSIP , VERA

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , cybersecurity , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Earl Matthews , Jared Serbu , technology , AFCEA

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:11am EDT
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Three out of four feds have Jack Benny Syndrome

Do you know that 75 percent of all full-time federal workers suffer from Jack Benny Syndrome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what is it, and how do you know if you have it?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Monday - 03/18/2013, 02:00am 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 15, 2013

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

Friday - 03/15/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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AFGE fights for protective equipment, additional staff in Bureau of Prisons - March 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel advocates for additional staff and protective equipment for BOP correctional officers in the wake of an officer killed in the line of duty. Jean Dearden of the National Labor College discusses NLC's Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program while Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean argues for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. AFGE VA Local 1843 representatives Kelvin Flannery and Betty White address the impact sequestration would have on veterans.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Jean Dearden , Jim Dean , Kelvin Flannery , Betty Conlin

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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Not tonight honey - I feel a headache coming on!

Suppose your significant other announced that, due to sequestration, romance would be out of the question starting in April. That, in effect, is how many federal agencies are reacting as they roll out furlough notices and service cutbacks as part of the budgetary (and political) process, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 03/15/2013, 02:00am EDT

Agencies suffering reductions in services even before furloughs occur

Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.

Tags: sequestration , management , CBP , TSA , SSA , AFGE , J. David Cox , Bureau of Prisons , Stacy Bodtmann , Shawn Moran , Steve Kofahl , Dale Deshotel , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:26am EDT
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MSPB exonerates Prouty for role in GSA's Western Regions Conference

Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency's decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board's administrative judge found "no evidence" of wrongdoing by Prouty.

Tags: Shakeup at GSA , GSA , management , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:12am EDT
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DoD constructing offensive, defensive cyber teams

U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , Robert Kehler , Senate Armed Services Committee , training , sequestration , Jason Miller , U.S. Cyber Command

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:13am EDT
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