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Report: 800K Civilian Workers Could be Furloughed if Gov’t Shuts Down

Data analysis indicates an estimated 800,000 federal civilian workers will experience furloughs if a government shutdown occurs, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes USA Today analyzed previous shutdown contingency plans and found that large agencies exempted a sizeable number of employees performing “essential” duties from the unpaid leave. Social Security benefits, …

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Pentagon Employees Face Furloughs Under Govt Shutdown

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told employees in a memo that many civilian workers would be temporarily furloughed in the event of a government shutdown, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes government functions that are supported by appropriated funds would have to stop if Congress and the White …

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Pentagon Furlough Appeal Processing Set to Start After Labor Day

The Merit Systems Protection Board expects to begin processing appeals submitted by furloughed Pentagon workers shortly after Labor Day, GovExec reported Thursday. Kellie Lunney writes the agency has docketed half of more than 30,000 sequester-related furlough appeals to date and intends to encode all claims in its system before starting …

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Federal Judges: Sequestration Hinders the Litigation Process

A group of federal district court judges have called on lawmakers to increase judiciary funding because of how sequestration cuts impact court operations, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sean Reilly writes the sequestration has reduced federal court spending by $350 million for fiscal 2013, or about 5 percent of the previous …

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Report: Federal Agencies Continue to Cancel Furloughs

More federal agencies are cancelling and reducing scheduled furloughs for the remainder of fiscal 2013 after budget reprogramming and reviews, Gov Exec reports Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that only the Office of Management and Budget has kept its original plans to implement 10 days of unpaid leave for its employees. …

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HUD Cancels 2 Worker Furlough Days; Maurice Jones Comments

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will reduce the number of furlough days for its 9,000 employees from seven to five days, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Michael O’Connell writes the HUD and the American Federation of Government Employees National Council reached a settlement to cancel the unpaid leave …

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Report: Government Furloughs, Sequestration Hurting Contractors

Government contractors are encountering the effects of sequestration as national and state agencies reduce spending on various products and services, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jack Moore writes that executives said their companies are trying to develop business plans and strategies to cope with federal budget uncertainties. The article says …

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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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