The Federal Eye: furloughs


Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/18/2013

More federal employees tapped retirement savings in shutdown

Drawdown of TSP accounts could impact long-term finances of employees who faced short-term hardships.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, retirement savings, Thrift Savings Plan, TSP

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Budget deal allows for January federal pay raise

Raise of 1 percent would follow freeze on salary rates over 2011-2013.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, pay raise, shutdown

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Furloughed employees typically would return on day after shutdown ends

Furloughed federal employees generally would be expected to report for work on their next regular working day but there could be exceptions.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, return to work

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Shutdown could carry pay risk even for employees kept on the job

Federal workers kept on the job would lose the guarantee of retroactive pay if they missed work during shutdown.

By Eric Yoder  |  08:43 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  excepted employees, federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, paid leave, sick leave

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013

DoD allows leave substitution for excess furlough days

Pentagon allows employees who took off too much unpaid time to substitute paid leave.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense department, federal employees, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013

OMB to agencies: Start making shutdown plans

Plans for possible funding lapse are to include review of which employees would stay on the job.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agency closings, furloughs, government shutdown

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Army civilians can swap vacation time for excess furloughs

The policy provides options for employees who served more furlough days than necessary.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2013

HUD cuts furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the latest federal agency to reduce the number of furlough days.

By Joe Davidson  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal furloughs

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Rise in TSP loans, withdrawals accompanies furloughs

Federal employees have taken increasing numbers of loans and withdrawals from their retirement savings accounts in recent months.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, loans, sequestration, Thrift Savings Plan, withdrawals

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/08/2013

IRS postpones August furlough day

The move marks the agency's second cancellation of mandatory time off work in less than a month.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS furloughs

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Pentagon ponders remedies for overly furloughed workers

With furloughs reduced from 11 to 6 days, the Defense Department is trying to figure out how to compensate workers who have already taken more than their share.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Defense workers, how is the furloughed life?

Civilian defense workers can share their experiences dealing with unpaid leave under the Pentagon's sequester plan.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Pentagon reduces defense furloughs from 11 to 6 days

Pentagon officials confirmed the plan on Tuesday as civilian defense workers entered their fifth week of furloughs.

By Steve Vogel and Josh Hicks  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Pentagon says no decision on more furlough reductions

A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that "no decisions have been made at this time" about a possible reduction in furloughs for civilian defense workers, despite an AP report that said employees would likely face fewer days of unpaid leave.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Employee groups seek immediate end to DoD furloughs

Employee groups are calling on Congress to stop furloughs of DoD employees now rather than waiting until fall.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense department, federal employees, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/24/2013

House acts to block DoD furloughs, but not right away

The House late on Tuesday voted to stop furloughs of defense civilian employees but the language wouldn't take effect until October.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense department, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 07/16/2013

IRS cancels one of its furlough days

Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told employees that the agency eliminated its July 22 furlough day.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:56 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS furloughs

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

What challenges lie ahead for next OPM director?

Issues of budgets, benefits and more pending as Katherine Archuleta gets confirmation hearing.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doma, eye opener, federal employees, furloughs, OPM

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Lawmaker proposes bill to exempt Defense civilians from furloughs

Barrow hopes to end furloughs that will result in a 20 percent pay cut for the military's civilian employees.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Furlough run marks start of sequester leave for Defense employees

The unofficial run, organized by affected employees, will stretch from the Pentagon to the Capitol.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

DoD civilian furloughs set to begin Monday

The move amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay for hundreds of thousands of defense workers over the next three months.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense budget, defense furloughs

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Federal worker unions make push to stop Defense furloughs

A coalition of 20 labor unions plans to mobilize its members for the effort, which will involve outreach to members of Congress.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Sequester furloughs avoided for Customs and Border Protection

The reprogramming plan also allows CBP to continue paying unexpected overtime cost for Border Patrol agents.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester furloughs, sequester; localsequester

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Army cautions about outside employment during furloughs

Obtaining or even seeking outside employment while furloughed could trigger ethical considerations, guidance says.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  army civilians, federal employees, furloughs, outside employment

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013

No furloughs for National Weather Service and rest of NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has cancelled plans to furlough its employees

By Steve Vogel  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester furloughs; tornadoes

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 05/29/2013

EPA cuts projected number of furlough days

After scrubbing budget, environmental agency reduces sequestration-triggered unpaid days off to just below seven.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:06 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environmental protection agency, epa, federal employees, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Defense workers receive furlough notices

The Department of Defense has begun delivering furlough notices to civilian employees, setting in motion a chain of actions that will result in hundreds of thousands of Defense workers losing time on their jobs.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs, seqestration

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Customs and Border Protection presents plan to eliminate sequester furloughs

A Customs and Border Protection official announced in an internal memo Friday that the agency had presented the plan to Congress for approval.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Defense Department expected to reduce furloughs to 11 days beginning in June

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will announce plans Tuesday afternoon to reduce the number of furlough days faced by the department's 800,000 civilian workers from 14 days to 11 days, according to Defense officials.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs, furloughs

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Furlough Days: Where do things stand?

Which agencies have placed employees on unpaid leave? How many reduced their furlough days?

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener, furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Dempsey says DoD still uncertain about furloughs

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters Tuesday that Pentagon officials are "doing our best to avoid" furloughs of the Department of Defense's 800,000 civilian employees.

By Steve Vogel  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

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 11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013

IRS sets five specific furlough dates

The agency's acting commissioner sent a memo informing employees of five dates for sequester furloughs.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/17/2013

NOAA plans to pair furloughs with federal holidays for extended weekends

NOAA joins a growing list of agencies planning some of their sequester furloughs around federal holidays.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester furloughs

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Exceptions from furloughs proposed

A Senate bill would exempt from furloughs federal employees in public safety-related jobs.

By Eric Yoder  |  05:24 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  essential jobs, federal employees, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013

National Weather Service and NOAA propose furloughs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday proposed furloughing employees across the agency for four days.

By Josh Hicks  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Pentagon officials consider trimming sequester furloughs

Pentagon officials are trying to eliminate some or all furloughs that the Defense Department initially expected as a result of recent government-wide spending cuts, the AP reports.

By Josh Hicks  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Navy furloughs would hit 94 percent of workforce

The Navy will allow only limited exceptions from expected furloughs of civilian employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, Navy, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2013

IRS may close around holidays to fulfill sequester furloughs

Union officials say the IRS may shut down entirely on certain days and pair its furloughs with federal holidays to create four-day weekends for affected employees.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/03/2013

First phase of EPA furloughs begins April 21

The EPA sent notices to employees that the agency would begin its first phase of unpaid leave in less than three weeks.

By Josh Hicks  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Outside-employment restrictions will still apply to furloughed federal workers

Furloughed federal employees will remain subject to restrictions on outside employment and other ethics policies.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics, federal employees, furloughs, outside employment, sequester, 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 10:24 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Federal prison staffers avoid furloughs

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a memo that Bureau of Prison employees would avoid furloughs after the Justice Department shifted $150 million within accounts.

By Josh Hicks  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Air Force sets policy for expected furloughs

Air Force policy on the expected furloughs of civilian employees allows for some discretion over who would be affected, but such exceptions would be rare and would have to be approved at high levels.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air force, federal employees, furloughs, overtime, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Army would allow few exceptions to furloughs

The Army plans to allow only narrow exceptions to furloughs of its civilian employees and would not put them on overtime nor shift work to contractors to make up for the lost work time.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Army, civilian employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/20/2013

What's the deal with the Elijah Cummings furlough announcement?

The Maryland Democrat has refused to elaborate since announcing on Tuesday that he told his employees they would be furloughed.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Senate rejects federal hiring freeze proposal

The Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal to bar the government from filling vacant positions not deemed essential.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal jobs, furloughs, hiring freeze, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Furloughs and federal pay at stake in dueling budget plans

Senate Democrats on Wednesday released a budget plan that does not target federal employee compensation but does seek to replace spending cuts with unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, furloughs, pay freeze, sequestration

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/13/2013

White House budget office puts a number on its furloughs

An administration official reportedly put the number at 480 employees. The Office of Management and Budget sent furlough notices to its workers last week.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs, localsequester, sequester

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/07/2013

FAA tells employees to expect 11 furlough days

The Federal Aviation Administration has told employees that they face 11 furlough days due to sequestration.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air traffic controllers, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Coburn questions continued hiring with furloughs pending

A key senator is questioning why federal agencies are continuing to hire when existing employees are facing unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, hiring, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Customs and Border Protection to issue furlough notices Thursday

The agency plans to furlough all employees for up to 14 days, according to internal communications.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal furloughs, furloughs, sequester

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/05/2013

EPA warns employees of up to 13 furlough days

The agency will carry out the furlough in two phases, with employees required to take 32 unpaid hours in the first phase through June.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  environmental protection agency, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Furlough-caused financial problems could affect security clearances

Federal employees should take steps to protect their security clearances if furloughs cause them financial hardship, two defense agencies have said.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, security clearances, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/04/2013

State Department's no furloughs for now policy adds a variant on sequester's impact

The State Department has told its employees that it doesn't expect furloughs--at least not yet.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration, state department

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Alternatives to sequester could hit federal employees in other ways

While sequestration threatens widespread furloughs of federal employees, enactment of an alternative could amount to a case of pick your poison.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, retirement contributions, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Two agencies send early-bird furlough notices

Two federal agencies that formally notified their employees of possible furloughs even in advance of sequestration taking effect have warned of the potential for 14 and 22 unpaid days off.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs, justice department, national labor relations board, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/28/2013

IRS will not furlough until after tax filing season

IRS will wait until after tax filing season before furloughing its workers, the agency's acting commissioner told employees Thursday.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester furloughs

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Many furlough appeals expected, but odds could be long

Large numbers of furloughed federal employees might appeal but the odds of winning would be against them.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  appeal rights, federal employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Prepare to be furloughed, Panetta tells Defense Department workers

The Defense Department on Wednesday told its nearly 800,000 civilian federal employees that should sequestration occur it will be forced to place the vast majority of them on unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense department, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Sequester could put employee TSP savings on furlough, too

Federal employees who lose income by being furloughed could end up with smaller retirement savings accounts.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Furloughs wouldn't happen until April under sequester

Union bargaining and a requirement for 30 days notice would prevent unpaid leave from taking place any sooner after the March 1 sequester deadline.

By Josh Hicks  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2013

White House warns of 'hundreds of thousands' furloughs

White House officials expect "hundreds of thousands" of federal employees to be furloughed unless Congress acts to avert across-the-board budget cuts.

By Joe Davidson  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget cut furloughs

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/07/2013

On furloughs, the details are negotiable

Details of furloughs for federal employees would be subject to bargaining with unions, and one leading union is preparing to do just that.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, sequestration

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Obama administration prepares federal workers for possible furloughs

The Obama administration is warning federal workers they might be placed on temporary unpaid leave if the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration are implemented.

By Joe Davidson  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal furloughs

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Few Army employees would escape furloughs

The Army is allowing only limited exceptions to its hiring freeze now underway, while few current employees would escape unpaid furloughs if sequestration hits.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Army, federal employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013

10 questions and answers on budgetary threats to federal employees

How the triple threats of the debt limit, sequestration and a government shutdown could affect federal employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, sequestration

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/27/2012

OPM posts guidance for federal furloughs

With talks on averting the "fiscal cliff" apparently stalled, the White House today posted new guidance to federal workers for administrative furloughs.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff furloughs