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Federal agencies have been told to continue limiting performance awards and certain other forms of cash incentive payments.

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

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

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

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

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.

The Office of Personnel Management cut overtime for workers handling pension claims, an area where the agency has struggled to keep up in recent years.

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.

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

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