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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

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...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Concerns Follow Chuck Hagel Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Sequestered Military Schools Get Temporary Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Union Chief: 'One Unpaid Furlough Day Is One Too Many'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Amanda Terkel

EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...