Federal downsizing can degrade services, workers coalition says

Shrinking the federal workforce does not necessarily save money but it can degrade government services to the public, a report says.

Senate rejects federal hiring freeze proposal

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

Ryan budget seeks higher retirement contributions by federal employees

The bill would reduce the federal workforce through attrition and employees would pay more toward their retirement benefits.

Army clarifies exceptions to hiring freeze

Job changes by current employees and hiring under placement programs still are allowed in some circumstances.

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.

Army hiring freeze has few soft spots

The Army's general freeze on civilian hiring leaves no exceptions even for wounded veterans.

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