The Federal Eye: furlough


Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013

What ending the shutdown means for federal employees

Answers to questions about the impact of restored funding on pay and benefits of federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, benefits, excepted employees, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Furloughs could shortchange employees of leave benefits

Many federal workers could accrue less leave than usual, at least temporarily.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, government shutdown, leave, pay

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Back pay bill's effect on furlough uncertain

Bill before Congress would provide needed authority for pay, but separate authority for the programs they work in is another matter.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/04/2013

How did the bill for shutdown pay come about?

An explanation of who created the measure and how it quickly gained traction with both chambers of Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough pay, shutdown

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Support all around on back pay for furloughed federal workers

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will pass the measure on Saturday.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough pay

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

‘Nonessential’ label is upsetting to federal workers

Funding lapse would trigger stigmatizing distinctions among agency employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Second IRS closing day coming tomorrow

Most services will be unavailable as tax agency carries out second sequestration-caused furlough day.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closing, furlough, irs, sequester

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Threat of sequester furloughs diminishing or gone for some agencies

The spending bill Congress approved last month has allowed some agencies to eliminate or reduce the number of days they expect to furlough employees under the sequester.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough days, furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/05/2013

OMB clamps down on federal employee awards

The White House has limited the payment of monetary awards and incentives to federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  employee awards, employee incentives, federal employees, furlough, OMB, sequestration

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/01/2013

CBP rethinks furloughs, overtime cuts

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has delayed implementation of plans to furlough its employees and cut their overtime, according to an agency memo to CBP employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, Federal furloughs, furlough, furloughs

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Justice Department to delay furlough decisions

Attorney General Eric Holder said the department needs more time to determine whether it can avoid furloughs.

By Josh Hicks  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough news

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Pay raise on way out, furloughs on way in

Congress is poised to close the door on the possibility of a federal employee pay raise while allowing furloughs to proceed.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:49 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, pay raise, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/12/2013

An unofficial furlough anthem

Customs and Border Protection employees, and perhaps other members of the federal workforce, have played this song to make light of sequester furloughs.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough anthem

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Navy orders savings affecting employees, ships and more

The Navy has announced cutbacks that will affect its civilian employees and the deployment of ships, among other responses to sequestration.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough, hiring freeze, Navy, sequester, sequestration