Tag Archives: furlough

Report: 57% of DHS Cyber Directorate Workers Remain at Work During Shutdown

Nearly 57 percent of employees within a Department of Homeland Security directorate that houses many of DHS’ cybersecurity personnel are continuing to work during the government shutdown, Federal Times reported Sunday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes many of those workers are presidential appointees, law enforcers, employees paid outside of the annual appropriations fund …

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VA to Cease Regional Operations, Furlough 7K Workers Amid Shutdown

The Veterans Affairs Department will temporarily close its regional offices and furlough 7,000 workers responsible for claims processing as the government shutdown continues, Military Times reported Monday. Rick Maze writes the VA will cease operations for the Veterans Benefits Administration, GI Bill call center, walk-ins and phone calls that beneficiaries …

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House Unanimously Approves Furlough Back Pay Legislation

The House approved a bill 470-0 to mandate retroactive pay for the nearly 800,000 federal employees on furlough because of the government shutdown, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jack Moore writes the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was put forward by Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on …

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Intell Agencies to Bring Back Some Furloughed Workers

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has asked spy agencies to bring back some workers that were furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mark Hosenbal and Patricia Zengerle more than 70 percent of civilian workers at intelligence agencies were sent home after Congress did not pass an appropriations bill …

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Federal Courts to Hear Cases Despite Shutdown

U.S. federal courthouses will operate despite the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday but hearings and decisions on non-critical civil matters could be postponed, Reuters reported Monday. Joseph Ax writes the Justice Department has set a furlough schedule but layoffs will kick in only after funds from legal filling …

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OMB Cuts Furlough Days

The Office of Management and Budget has shortened its scheduled furloughs by two days, GovExec reported Monday. Eric Katz writes the forced leave due to fiscal 2013 budget cuts were originally for 10 days per employee. OMB staff members have already taken seven days of temporary layoffs, and now have one …

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FAA Managers Association Seeks Airport Fund to Avoid Layoffs

David Conley, president of the Federal Aviation Administration’s managers association, has called on the White House to allow the use of airport grant funding to prevent future layoffs within the sector, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Sean Reilly writes the request comes as no bill to support budgets for the FAA …

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Report: MSPB Suspends Arbitration of Pentagon Layoff Appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board has suspended the arbitration of layoff requests from Pentagon employees,  roughly 650,000 of whom have been furloughed as a result of sequestration, Government Executive reported Monday. Kellie Lunney writes the furlough appeals filed by Defense Department workers account for more than 90 percent of  30,400 requests the …

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Defense Officials Say Reduced Furloughs to Delay Contracts

The Defense Department is looking to shift funding from acquisition programs in order to compensate for missed savings following the reduction in furlough days, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes that Congress-approved reprogramming requests from the DoD will defer 200 defense programs. The Pentagon intends to save …

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