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Dave Mihelcic on Shutdown’s Impact on Government’s Tech Recruitment Efforts, Image

Dave Mihelcic, federal chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Networks, has said the government shutdown could push potential new hires, technologists and other highly skilled employees to seek employment outside the federal government, Nextgov reported Friday. “If this shutdown goes for much longer, you could see some of those best, most employable [people] fleeing,” he told Nextgov.
 

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Trump Imposes Federal Pay Freeze via Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Friday released an executive order that imposes a freeze on the salary of federal employees, CNN reported Wednesday. The policy cancels a proposed 2.1 percent salary raise and “locality pay increase,” which are scheduled to take effect in January.

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Report: Federal Funding Lapse Impacts Staffing Levels at Some Agencies

A lapse in federal appropriations that started on Saturday due to a partial government shutdown has affected some federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. About 32K employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been precluded from going to work, including 1.5K personnel at DHS’ management directorate who have been put on emergency furlough.
 

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Robert Hale: Sequestration Not a Sure Thing in 2016

Robert Hale, the former Defense Department comptroller and a current fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several public misconceptions about the sequestration process amid concerns about another round of automatic budget cuts in 2016. Hale wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Breaking Defense that sequestration is not necessarily a …

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DoD’s CFC Campaign Raises $21M for Charities

Members of the Defense Department and military services raised $21 million in 2013 thousands of charities that the agency supports, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the money will be used to fund 4,400 institutions recognized by the Combined Federal Campaign program. Christine Fox, acting …

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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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Fiscal Deal Includes Back Pay for Workers Furloughed During Shutdown

The funding measure approved by Congress late Wednesday night includes language that grants back pay to federal workers that were on furlough during the 16-day government shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes federal staff who have been excepted from the shutdown but were required to work are guaranteed retroactive …

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Federal-Postal Coalition Hosts Call on the Consequesnces of Furloughs

The Federal-Postal Coalition moderated a conference call last week that tried to tackle the effects of the partial government shutdown on furloughed workers, GovExec reported Friday. Eric Katz writes Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) a federal employee advocate, and journalists joined the discussion with an unspecified number of furloughed workers. For the …

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