Tag Archives: furlough

IRS Calls Off a Second Scheduled Furlough Day

The Internal Revenue Service has canceled a scheduled furlough day for the second time within the past month, GovExec reported Thursday. Eric Katz writes acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told employees they will not be required to go on unpaid leave Aug. 30 and said the agency has made progress …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Cuts Civilian Furloughs to 6 Days

The Defense Department is cancelling five of the 11 civilian furlough days that were ordered in May as part of the department’s goal to cut $47 billion in fiscal year 2013 under sequestration. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that the department was able to reduce the number of unpaid leave …

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Pentagon Still Undecided on Possible Furlough Reductions

A Pentagon spokesman announced Tuesday that the department has not reached a decision yet to reduce the remaining number of furlough days for civilian personnel for fiscal 2013, The Washington Post reports Tuesday. Josh Hicks writes that the 640,000 civilian workers have already served four unpaid days since the Pentagon …

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EEOC Calls Off Second Round of Furloughs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will not subject its workers to second round of furlough days, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Shefali Kapadia writes the agency reached its decision after a two-week discussion period. Jacqueline Berrien, EEOC chair, said in a memo obtained by the station that a second phase …

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Chuck Hagel: $52B Budget Cut Needed if Sequestration Continues in FY2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon will undergo a $52 billion budget cut if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014. In a letter to the Senate, Hagel said that the Defense Department will have to reduce its civilian workforce, apply military personnel account cuts and modernization programs interruptions, the American Forces …

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Report: Pentagon Officials Fear Layoffs in FY 2014

Defense Department officials are concerned the Pentagon may have to lay off civilian employees in fiscal year 2014 as furloughs of workers started Monday, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Lolita Baldor writes thousands of civilian, military and contract employees could be furloughed next fiscal year if sequestration stays in place. …

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FAA Could Stop Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Under New Bill

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have proposed new legislation aiming to give the Transportation Department power to inject cash into air-traffic controllers undergoing furloughs, according to a Washington Post article. Citing a statement from Klobuchar, Josh Hicks writes the Dependable Air Service Act intends to help the Federal …

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James Clapper: 5K Contract Jobs At Risk Under Sequestration

Automatic across-the-board cuts under sequestration could result in about 5,000 contract workers losing their jobs and thousands of FBI employees being furloughed, the national intelligence director said Tuesday. James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee the intelligence budget would take a 7 percent cut, or $4 billion, for the rest …

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