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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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House Lawmakers Ask OMB for Sequestration, WARN Act Guidance Docs

Three members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide them with documents and communication related to guidance on how contractors should address the potential of sequestration. A Monday release says Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and …

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Air Force Cutting 13.5K Jobs By Next Year

Federal Times is reporting the Air Force is set to cut 2,100 civilian positions through restructuring and workforce reshaping at the Air Force Materiel Command. It plans to cut 13,500 positions by Oct. 1, 2012. This is all part of the Air Force’s broader effort to reduce and reshape its …

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Postal Service Reorganization Slows Down Employee Layoffs

After a reorganization that eliminated 7,500 positions in the U.S. Postal Service, only 31 employees have been laid off, according to a spokesman for the USPS this week. FederalTimes.com reported about 5,600 positions were either moved into vacant positions or employees left on their own terms. It was also reported …

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