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Pentagon Employee Furlough Notices Start

The Defense Department started delivering furlough notices to around 780,000 of its civilian employees Tuesday and is expected to complete the notifications by June 5, the Washington Post reports. Steve Vogel writes workers will go on furlough 11 total days for the remainder of the fiscal year July 8. Navy …

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4 Federal Agencies Closed to the Public Friday

Four federal agencies will not be open to the public Friday as nearly 5 percent of the total federal workforce will be on furlough due to sequestration, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service and the Office …

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Navy Puts Sequestration Furloughs on Hold

The U.S. Navy will delay sending furlough notices to civilian workers until further notice because the Pentagon has not made final decisions on a furlough policy, Federal Times reports. Stephen Losey writes the Navy originally planned to send the notices May 6 with June 5 set as the earliest start …

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Army Memo Outlines Employee Furlough Exemptions

A new memo from the U.S. Army aims to provide its civilian employees more details on how the branch will furlough workers, Washington Post reports. Foreign-born employees deployed overseas, top political appointees and employees in combat zones are among those exempt from the furloughs, Eric Yoder reports. Exceptions also include …

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Report: Pentagon Starting Furlough Notices Thursday

The Defense Department will begin sending furlough proposals to its civilian employees Thursday and workers will have seven days to appeal their furloughs, Federal News Radio reports. Notices will be sent between Thursday and Monday and appeals will end between March 28 and April 1, according to a timeline posted …

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Report: White House To Furlough 480 OMB Workers

Nearly all employees at the Office of Management and Budget will be subject to 10 days of unpaid leave for the remainder of the current fiscal year under sequestration budget cuts, Politico reports. Roger Runningen writes 480 OMB employees were notified of the furloughs, which average out to one day …

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