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Government Furloughs

Jason Cherkis

Military Vets, Furloughed Workers Face Creditors, Drain 401Ks As Shutdown Drags On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Julio Fierros' last day of active duty in the Marines was Sept. 14. He had served for more than decade, including five deployments to I...

Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

Conan Furloughs Non-Essential Staffers

Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy

Times are tough. The government is shutdown and all non-essential federal workers are furloughed. Now that doesn't necessarily have to trickle down to...

Government Shutdown History Explored

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — OK, gridlocked politicians we're used to. But why padlock the Statue of Liberty? You don't see other democracies shuttering landma...

Amanda Terkel

Government Agencies Assure 'Nonessential' Employees They're Still Important Ahead of Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a government shutdown is dividing the federal workforce into two categories: the haves and the have-nots, or in burea...

How A Government Shutdown Could Lead To Furloughs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration. The unpaid f...

NSA Hit With Furloughs Starting Next Week

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency, the spy agency thrown into the public eye following former contractor Edward Snowden's ...

Pentagon Considers Cutting Furlough Days

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders are taking another look at sharply reducing the number of unpaid furlough days that department civilians wi...

Amanda Terkel

Workers Lose Jobs As Pink Slips Go Out Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican politicians insist that the Obama administration has "exaggerated" the effects of sequestration, people around the country...

'Disruption' Predicted As Cuts Take Effect

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-b...

Amanda Terkel

Air Traffic Controllers Face 11 Furlough Days Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration is notifying the majority of its 47,000 air traffic controllers and other employees this week that t...

Amanda Terkel

Uncertainty Continues Over Furloughs In Federal Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As workers across the federal government begin to receive furlough notices due to the deep budget cuts known as sequestration, the Depar...

Government Jobs No Longer So Secure

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For years, most people who worked for state or local governments accepted a fact of life: Their pay wasn't great. The job security was. Now that's go...