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Robert Hale: Pentagon Civilian Furloughs Can Start April 26

The Defense Department can start putting its civilian workers on unpaid leave on April 26 unless Congress ends sequestration, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said Monday. American Forces Press Service reports civilian employees will be furloughed for 22 days, translating to one day a week through Sept. 30. Employees will see …

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Labor Dept Issues Employee Furlough Notices

The Labor Department has sent 4,700 of its employees furlough notices as a result of sequestration, Federal Times reports. Department spokesman told Federal Times the department expects affected employees to take about six days, or one day per month, of unpaid leaves of absences by September. Stephen Losey writes that …

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CBP Furloughs Starting April 21

Customs and Border Protection has started sending furlough notices to all of its 60,000 employees as the agency aims to make $754 million in cuts required under sequestration, GovExec reports. Furloughs will start April 21 and continue through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a memo …

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Many Agencies Score Low On White House Verification Card Audit

A new White House scorecard is showing many agencies are not making progress in using identity cards to protect their information systems, Federal Times reports. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the audit evaluated agencies’ use of Personal Identity Verification cards, intended to reserve access to information systems for authorized employees. At …

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Report: Sequestration Furloughs Possible At Energy Dept

The Energy Department is informing its employees that furloughs may be a possibility if the across-the-board cuts under sequestration start March 1, The Hill newspaper reports. Citing a Bloomberg BNA report, Zack Colman writes Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman told staff in an email Thursday that senior department leadership is …

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OMB Directs Agencies to Start Furlough Preparations

The Office of Management and Budget has directed agencies to start planning for several types of personnel actions, including furloughs and hiring freezes, if cuts under sequestration start on March 1. Federal Times reports Jeff Zients, acting OMB director, said in a memo that hundreds of thousands of federal employees …

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Postal Service IG: Agency Overfunded FERS Program by $11B

A Postal Service inspector general analysis has recommended the Office of Personnel Management calculate the USPS’ obligations to the federal employees retirement system differently next time, Federal Times reports. According to Sean Reilly’s report, OPM calculated FERS funding under the assumption that the governmentwide salary growth was 4.11 percent between …

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Postal Service to Enter Buyout Round Through December

The U.S. Postal Service is offering 3,300 employees, mainly managers and administrative staff, early retirements with a separation date of Dec. 31, the agency announced Monday. The agency also announced it is moving forward with plans to implement a consolidated forwarding system and re-aligning network distribution centers for area offices. …

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