Only a small portion of the more than 30,000 appeals have been decided, but none favor employees.
Pentagon allows employees who took off too much unpaid time to substitute paid leave.
Merit board resumes processing of furlough appeals
Pentagon imposes tight limits on performance payments and other incentives for its civilian workers.
Federal employees have taken increasing numbers of loans and withdrawals from their retirement savings accounts in recent months.
Employee groups are calling on Congress to stop furloughs of DoD employees now rather than waiting until fall.
The House late on Tuesday voted to stop furloughs of defense civilian employees but the language wouldn't take effect until October.
Public defenders and their advocates told a Senate panel that sequestration is causing havoc for indigent clients.
Employees who leave their jobs for developmental programs can be rehired.
After scrubbing budget, environmental agency reduces sequestration-triggered unpaid days off to just below seven.