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Michael Hutchison: Army Contracting Workforce Could Take Step Back Under Sequester

A lead U.S. Army contracting official said Wednesday the branch’s officials are increasingly worried about retaining its contracting workforce due to the possibility of more furloughs under sequestration, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Jim McElhatton writes the Army’s contracting officers have faced three years of pay freezes, furloughs during this fiscal …

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House FY 2014 Defense Spending Bill Seeks to Stop Furloughs

The House voted 315-109 Wednesday to approve a $595 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes language aimed at preventing furloughs of the Pentagon’s civilian workers, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Pete Kasperowicz writes Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) proposed the amendment to bar the Pentagon from placing its …

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Contractor Roles Restricted Under DoD Furloughs, Official Says

The Defense Department’s assistant secretary for readiness and force management has reminded defense managers to avoid using contractor and military personnel to fill in spots held by furloughed civilians, GovExec reported Monday. Charles Clark writes furloughs are slated to start July 8 and quotes Frederick Vollrath as saying any attempt …

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Pentagon Employee Furlough Notices Start

The Defense Department started delivering furlough notices to around 780,000 of its civilian employees Tuesday and is expected to complete the notifications by June 5, the Washington Post reports. Steve Vogel writes workers will go on furlough 11 total days for the remainder of the fiscal year July 8. Navy …

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4 Federal Agencies Closed to the Public Friday

Four federal agencies will not be open to the public Friday as nearly 5 percent of the total federal workforce will be on furlough due to sequestration, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service and the Office …

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