The Federal Eye: defense furloughs


Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Army civilians can swap vacation time for excess furloughs

The policy provides options for employees who served more furlough days than necessary.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Defense workers, how is the furloughed life?

Civilian defense workers can share their experiences dealing with unpaid leave under the Pentagon's sequester plan.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Pentagon reduces defense furloughs from 11 to 6 days

Pentagon officials confirmed the plan on Tuesday as civilian defense workers entered their fifth week of furloughs.

By Steve Vogel and Josh Hicks  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Pentagon says no decision on more furlough reductions

A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that "no decisions have been made at this time" about a possible reduction in furloughs for civilian defense workers, despite an AP report that said employees would likely face fewer days of unpaid leave.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Lawmaker proposes bill to exempt Defense civilians from furloughs

Barrow hopes to end furloughs that will result in a 20 percent pay cut for the military's civilian employees.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Furlough run marks start of sequester leave for Defense employees

The unofficial run, organized by affected employees, will stretch from the Pentagon to the Capitol.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

DoD civilian furloughs set to begin Monday

The move amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay for hundreds of thousands of defense workers over the next three months.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Federal worker unions make push to stop Defense furloughs

A coalition of 20 labor unions plans to mobilize its members for the effort, which will involve outreach to members of Congress.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Defense workers receive furlough notices

The Department of Defense has begun delivering furlough notices to civilian employees, setting in motion a chain of actions that will result in hundreds of thousands of Defense workers losing time on their jobs.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Defense Department expected to reduce furloughs to 11 days beginning in June

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will announce plans Tuesday afternoon to reduce the number of furlough days faced by the department's 800,000 civilian workers from 14 days to 11 days, according to Defense officials.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  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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