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Sequestration Furloughs

The Essential Loopholes

Caren Z. Turner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Caren Z. Turner

When is it essential to be essential? That's a question that is befuddling federal agency senior management, more and more, as the government shutdown moves into its second week.

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale | 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...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Concerns Follow Chuck Hagel Around The World | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wherever Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel goes these days, one topic keeps coming up: sequestration. Hagel went to Fort Bragg, N.C., on...

Amanda Terkel

Furloughed Pentagon Workers Jog On Washington To Protest Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- There are few benefits to being furloughed because of sequestration. Hitting the snooze button without regret, plowing through your ...

Amanda Terkel

Sexual Assault Prevention Workers Saved From Pentagon Furloughs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has exempted sexual assault prevention workers from the Pentagon's mandatory furloughs this year. Hage...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Hits Nazi Jihadist's Sentencing | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The harsh furloughs being faced by federal public defenders because of sequestration are having an impact on the bizarre case of a 20-so...

This Department Won't See Furloughs

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its ...

This FAA Sequester Vote Doesn't Smell Right

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Is this bipartisan support to mitigate one of the noxious effects of sequestration? Or is it papering over the high-visibility stuff that affects the affluent while lots of other budget bleeding goes on beneath the radar?

Ryan J. Reilly

No Sequestration Furloughs After All, Says Justice Department | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department "will not need to furlough any employees this fiscal year due to sequestration," Attorney General Eric Holder sai...

Airline Service Improves, Delays Still Likely

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A day after flight delays plagued much of the nation, air travel was smoother Tuesday, but the government warned passengers that the situa...

Lawmakers Urge Delay For Airport Furloughs

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of...

No Delays Yet As FAA Furloughs Take Effect

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs re...

FAA Official: Expect Flight Delays Due To Furloughs

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's top aviation official says the public should expect flight delays as furloughs kick in Sunday for air traffic controlle...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Sequestered Military Schools Get Temporary Reprieve | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

For the last few months, teachers in America's military schools have scrambled to understand how across-the-board cuts to the Department of Defense, o...

Sequestration Hits White House As Budget Staff Receives Furloughs

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says 480 workers on the president's budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because o...

Hagel: Pentagon Furloughs To Be Reduced

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As many as 700,000 civilian employees at the Defense Department will be furloughed for as long as 14 work days beginning in June, e...

OOPS: National Guard Mistakenly Sent Out Furlough Notices

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states, despite the Pentagon's decision to del...

Defense Department To Delay Furloughs

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impac...

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On March 6, Louella Hollingsworth was presented with the League Medal of Safety Award by the National Air Traffic Controllers Associatio...

Amanda Terkel

Workers Lose Jobs As Pink Slips Go Out Due To Sequestration | 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...

Amanda Terkel

Air Traffic Controllers Face 11 Furlough Days Due To Sequestration | 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...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Union Chief: 'One Unpaid Furlough Day Is One Too Many' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With sequestration underway and furlough notices being sent out, the head of a labor union representing federal workers said Tuesday tha...

Amanda Terkel

Uncertainty Continues Over Furloughs In Federal Government | 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...

Amanda Terkel

EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency may be forced to take unpaid leave for up to 13 days this year, as the federal governme...