Feds avoid cuts, for now

If the House repeats the Senate’s action Tuesday morning to avert a “fiscal cliff” of higher  taxes and across-the-board federal budget cuts, federal agencies will avoid immediate reductions. But the future remains uncertain for federal employees because the legislation, passed well before dawn, delays the budget reductions known as sequestration for only two months.

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Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about federal government and workplace issues that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.
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