The Threat of Sequestration
June 17 Sequestration was overhyped and the deluge never came. But it may begin to pour this summer.
June 12 Sequestration cuts are ‘embarrassing,’ could require sharp workforce reductions, official says.
June 11 Furloughs directly linked to unexpected war spending, Susan Collins says.
June 11 Senator wants to know if federal civilians are shouldering too much of the burden.
June 10 Online petition says feds have borne the brunt of cuts over the last three years.
June 6 Sequestration got you down? This might cheer you up.
June 6 Overtime elimination is ‘window of opportunity for criminals,’ lawmaker says.
June 5 Union encouraging members to challenge all furlough decisions.
June 5 ‘Must-dos’ stress crises and natural disasters.
June 4 Furlough guidance cautions against conflicts of interest.
June 3 It’s the ‘right thing to do,’ says Air Force Secretary Michael Donley.
June 3 Agency wins additional flexibility after deadly tornadoes.
May 30 Money could then be shifted to emerging priorities like cybersecurity, space and the pivot to Asia, think tanks find.
May 30 Some agencies are avoiding unpaid leave altogether, while others require days of it.
May 29 Departments defend the practice; OPM distinguishes postings from hires.
May 28 A look at the web of exceptions to mandatory unpaid leave.
May 28 ‘Many’ employees are eligible for up to $25,000 in departure compensation.
May 24 Budget scrub will advise Hagel by late this month on how best to apportion $500 billion in congressionally mandated funding reductions over the next decade.
May 24 Several agencies shut their doors for the day, forcing unpaid leave.
May 24 Grants help pay for 17,000 jobs for young people.