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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)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Sequester's toll on summer tourism

A Post graphic focuses on cuts at large national parks, as well as D.C. monuments and museums.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Post-ABC poll: Most Americans still disapprove of sequester

Polling data shows that 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the government-wide spending cuts.

By Josh Hicks and Scott Clement  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/30/2013

OPM cuts overtime and call-center hours for pension claims

OPM cuts overtime and call-center hours

By Josh Hicks  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Senators propose bipartisan bill to end FAA's controller furloughs

The legislation would allow the FAA to shift funds between accounts to end the furloughs that started Monday for air-traffic controllers.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Park Police furloughs begin as agency steps up visibility

Furloughs for U.S. Park Police employees began Sunday. The agency increased its presence at parks in response to the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Capitol police close entrances due to sequester cuts

U.S. Capitol Police closed some entrances vehicular-access points for congressional offices to absorb its share of the government-wide spending cuts

By Josh Hicks  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/22/2013

FAA to close 149 contract towers due to sequester

The Federal Aviation Administration said it decided to close the towers beginning on April 7.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Federal-worker union plans Wednesday rally in D.C. to protest sequester

The Washington demonstration is part of 100 rallies the group plans to stage nationwide on March 20.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/07/2013

How is the sequester affecting you?

The Washington Post is providing a forum for readers to share their experiences with the government-wide spending cuts.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/05/2013

What happens when the sequester meets a snowstorm?

Agencies don't expect the cuts to affect weather forecasting and disaster response in the near-term. The long run could be another story.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Sequester-deadline day: What's next?

A look at post-sequester issues and upcoming deadlines. How does this thing unfold?

By Josh Hicks  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/28/2013

White House budget office issues more guidance on sequester

The OMB issued more instructions for handling furloughs, contracts, communications, acquisition and federal assistance.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Obama administration continues heavy sequester drumbeat

During speeches today, the president, attorney general and Homeland Security secretary all painted an ominous picture of the sequester.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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