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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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OMB Directs Agencies to Start Furlough Preparations

The Office of Management and Budget has directed agencies to start planning for several types of personnel actions, including furloughs and hiring freezes, if cuts under sequestration start on March 1. Federal Times reports Jeff Zients, acting OMB director, said in a memo that hundreds of thousands of federal employees …

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Panetta Memo: Furloughs Not Immediate Under Sequestration

Defense Department furloughs or other personnel actions related to sequestration would not immediately occur on Jan. 2, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrote in a memo to Pentagon personnel sent Thursday. Any scheduled personnel actions would be immediately cancelled if Congress reaches a deficit reduction agreement and the department’s full funding …

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