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OSHA Freezing Hiring, No Furloughs Under Sequestration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will freeze bonuses and hiring as part of its efforts to reprogram funds in the event of sequestration, GovExec reports. Under that reprogramming, the Labor Department agency projects it will not need to furlough employees, according to the report. Citing an internal agency memo, …

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SBA, Smithsonian Believe Sequestration Furloughs Not Needed

The Small Business Administration and the Smithsonian Institution project they will not need to furlough workers in the event of sequestration cuts taking effect, GovExec reports. Eric Katz writes those agencies instead will look to reduce their budgets in other areas to help manage the cuts, totaling $85 billion across …

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Danny Werfel: Sequestration Furlough Numbers Not Finalized

The White House is still working out the specifics on how many non-Defense Department civilian employees will be furloughed if automatic cuts under sequestration take effect Friday, Federal News Radio reports. Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters during a conference call that OMB …

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Panetta Notifies Congress Of Furlough Plans For Sequestration

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has formally notified Congress of the Pentagon’s plans to furlough its civilian employees in the event of sequestration cuts, Reuters reports. Most of the Defense Department‘s 800,000 civilian workers would go on unpaid leave for one day per week over 22 weeks between April and Sept. …

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James Clapper Aiming To Avoid Furloughs Under Sequestration

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, told Federal News Radio in an interview that he will do everything in his power to avoid furloughs if sequestration cuts are triggered March 1. Clapper told interviewer Francis Rose it is impossible to separate people from intelligence missions and he believes they are …

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Ashton Carter: Sequestration Puts Tricare Funding At Risk

The Defense Department may not have enough funds to run its Tricare program if it has to cut $46 billion from its fiscal year 2013 budget, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. According to Bloomberg, Carter said in prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee that nearly every …

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Kathleen Hicks: No Decision Made On Pentagon Civilian Furloughs

The Defense Department has not made any decisions regarding furloughs of civilian employees as a response to budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead policy official has said. GovExec reports Kathleen Hicks, principal deputy undersecretary for policy, said in an internal memo that the department could decide to notify Congress whether …

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46K Pentagon Workers Facing Layoffs

The Defense Department is laying off many of its 46,000 temporary and contract workers in an attempt to manage automatic budget cuts under sequestration, Reuters reports. Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told Reuters the department could also furlough most of its 800,000 full-time civilian employees, who would take day of unpaid …

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Pentagon’s Accounting Agency Starting Sequestration Prep

Effective Monday, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service is implementing a hiring freeze and reducing funds for travel, training and overtime in an attempt to handle potential sequestration cuts. According to Federal Times, DFAS Director Terri McKay furloughs are also a possibility if the sequester kicks in or Congress lets …

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