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Report: Federal Jobs in Demand Despite Furloughs, Shutdown

Many job seekers continue to apply for federal civilian jobs in spite of recent furloughs, pay freezes and the partial government shutdown, the Washington Post reported Monday. Annys Shin writes the Office of Personnel Management had nearly 8,000 job postings as of Wednesday and roughly 43 applications for each position with …

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OMB Director Sylvia Burwell: Furloughs Possible in FY 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, says federal employees have been prioritizing tasks since the government reopened after a partial shutdown, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Joe Davidson writes Burwell told the newspaper Friday in an interview that furloughs could be a possibility this fiscal year …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Made Interest Payments During Govt Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale estimates the furloughs of 400,000 civilian workers during the government shutdown cost the Pentagon at least $600 million in lost productivity, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Hale told a press conference Thursday the Pentagon made interest payments because it was forced to pay …

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State Dept: Shutdown Could Push Back Decision on TransCanada’s Keystone Project

The government shutdown could prevent the State Department from completing an environmental review of TransCanada‘s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Reuters reported Thursday. Timothy Gardner writes the agency oversees the permit application for the project that would connect Canada’s oil sands to Texas refineries. A State Department official told Reuters other …

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Eric Shinseki: VBA Shutdown Furloughs Could Exceed 17K

The Veterans Benefits Administration could furlough more than 10,000 employees if it runs out of money from its mandatory spending accounts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes these furloughs would come on top of the agency already having to send 7,800 workers home because of the government shutdown. “At that …

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Robert Hale: 400K Pentagon Workers Face Furloughs Under Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday that the Pentagon will have to furlough half of its nearly 800,000 civilian workers if the federal government shuts down Monday, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes uniformed military and contractor personnel will continue in their jobs even if Congress does …

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