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Report: Pentagon Starting Furlough Notices Thursday

The Defense Department will begin sending furlough proposals to its civilian employees Thursday and workers will have seven days to appeal their furloughs, Federal News Radio reports. Notices will be sent between Thursday and Monday and appeals will end between March 28 and April 1, according to a timeline posted …

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Paul Ryan Asks GAO To Review Agency Sequester Plans

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has asked the Government Accountability Office to issue a report on how agencies are planning and preparing to cut their budgets under sequestration. Federal News Radio reports Ryan asked GAO auditors to review a March 1 order from President Barack Obama to implement …

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OPM Choosing Hiring Freeze Over Furloughs

The Office of Personnel Management does not plan to place its employees on furloughs as a means to help manage the automatic cuts under sequestration, GovExec reports. An agency spokesman told the website the agency instead plans to implement operational and administrative cost-cutting measures and a hiring freeze. Kellie Lunney …

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Report: White House To Furlough 480 OMB Workers

Nearly all employees at the Office of Management and Budget will be subject to 10 days of unpaid leave for the remainder of the current fiscal year under sequestration budget cuts, Politico reports. Roger Runningen writes 480 OMB employees were notified of the furloughs, which average out to one day …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon In Sequestration Damage Limitation Mode

The Defense Department is in damage limitation mode as it seeks to manage the effects of automatic budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead weapons buyer said Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told an audience at the Newseum in Washington he is concerned the contracting industry …

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Labor Dept Issues Employee Furlough Notices

The Labor Department has sent 4,700 of its employees furlough notices as a result of sequestration, Federal Times reports. Department spokesman told Federal Times the department expects affected employees to take about six days, or one day per month, of unpaid leaves of absences by September. Stephen Losey writes that …

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Report: HUD Setting Aside 7 Days For Full Shutdown

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is planning to reserve seven working days between May and September for shutting down completely as it implements sequestration cuts, Federal Times reports. Stephen Losey writes HUD will furlough its entire 9,100-person workforce for one day per pay period, where headquarters and field …

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CBP Furloughs Starting April 21

Customs and Border Protection has started sending furlough notices to all of its 60,000 employees as the agency aims to make $754 million in cuts required under sequestration, GovExec reports. Furloughs will start April 21 and continue through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a memo …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Furloughs Starting In April

The Federal Aviation Administration will start furloughing most of its 47,000 employees next month as the agency implements budget cuts under sequestration, administrator Michael Huerta said Wednesday. ATWOnline reports Huerta said the agency does not have a lead time to implement the cuts and must start immediately. By Sept. 30, …

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Robert Kehler: Stratcom Continuing Cyber Training Development

Demands of operating in cyberspace are exceeding U.S. Strategic Command’s capacity to conduct sustained cyber operations even as the command continues to recruit and train cyber workers, Stratcom’s commander said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler told the House Armed Services Committee Stratcom is continuing to develop joint cyberspace training …

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