The Federal Eye: hurricane sandy

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/16/2013

House rejects agency spending cut proposal

The House in approving a Hurricane Sandy relief package Tuesday defeated a proposal to offset some of the cost by imposing across-the-board cuts in many federal programs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, hurricane sandy, sequestration

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 01/15/2013

For Sandy relief, House to consider further cuts in agency spending

The House could vote as soon as today to cut spending in many federal programs by nearly 2 percent as a way of paying for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:42 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, federal employees, hurricane sandy, sequestration

Posted at 02:01 AM ET, 01/14/2013

GOP amendment would cut fed-worker benefit to offset Hurricane Sandy relief

The provision would eliminate the mass-transit benefit for federal employees and require across-the-board cuts of 1.63 percent for all agencies.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:01 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hurricane Sandy relief

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Sandy triggers new policies on health insurance, leave-sharing

The government is continuing to expand benefits policies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, clearing the way for certain emergency relief employees to be eligible for federal health insurance coverage and soliciting donations of leave for affected federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emergency workers, federal employees, health insurance coverage, hurricane sandy, leave sharing

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Patent Office cites benefits of telework during storm closing

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, one of the most avid users of telework among federal agencies, says its productivity largely held up when federal agencies in the Washington area were closed for two days last week due to Hurricane Sandy.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:33 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, government closings, hurricane sandy, patent and trademark office, telework

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Federal workplace collections for Hurricane Sandy victims allowed

Federal agencies have been told they may solicit contributions from federal workers for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:49 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  combined federal campaign, disaster relief, federal employees, hurricane sandy