Tag Archives: employees

Army Memo Outlines Employee Furlough Exemptions

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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

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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

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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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Robert Hale: Pentagon Civilian Furloughs Can Start April 26

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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