Posts Tagged: furloughs

5 Things You Need to Know About Transition News This Week

Changes in federal government keep coming fast. That’s why GovLoop is giving you these weekly recaps of presidential transition news that may affect agency management and employment.

What’s Ahead for 2014 – More shutdowns, sequestration and shenanigans?

The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you do your job better by highlighting some of the biggest and best innovations to come out of government in the… Read more »

Uncool to work for gov? – End of Year Review

The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you do your job better by highlighting some of the biggest and best innovations to come out of government in the… Read more »

Robert Hale: Shutdown Costs $600M in Pentagon Civilian Services

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told House lawmakers Thursday the Defense Department was forced to shed $600 million in civilian services for national security objectives as a result of the shutdown, American Forces Press Service reports. “The lapse forces us to waste a good deal of the public’s money. About 400,000 DOD civilian personnel on furlough… Read more »

Robert Hale: CIOs Not Exempt from Pentagon Worker Furloughs

Chief information officers within the Defense Department could not be protected from furlough exemptions outlined under the Pay Our Military Act, the American Forces Press Service reports. Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told reporters Sunday that Internet protocol and cyber functions were protected from the temporary layoffs, as well as internal public affairs communications. POMA was… Read more »

James Clapper: National Security to Suffer During Shutdown

National Intelligence Director James Clapper told the Senate Judiciary Committee his fears of how the government shutdown could affect the intelligence community and national security, Reuters reported Wednesday. “The damage will be insidious, so each day that goes by the jeopardy increases,” he said. Clapper told the panel 70 percent of civilian intelligence workers are… Read more »

Help for Furloughed Feds and How You Can Get Involved

An Interview with Robyn Kehoe, Director of Field Operations Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) As a result of widespread furloughs in the federal government, you or someone you know may be facing a financial rough patch right now. That’s why the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) was created – to help… Read more »

NOAA Calls Off Furloughs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will not furlough any of its 12,000 employees after the Commerce Department reached an agreement late Friday night for additional budget flexibility, acting NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in a memo obtained by SpaceNews.com. Sullivan wrote the agency would have had to furlough some workers for up to 10… Read more »

Former Fed Chair Starts Foundation – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: By now everyone has heard about the situation brewing over at the IRS. But the question now becomes how will this scandal affect future decision making? Insights from UMD Public Policy Dean Don Kettl. Up front: Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is starting a foundation that will… Read more »

Furloughs Go Out At Some Agencies – Plus the DorobekINSIDER 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Facebook gets a new newsfeed. That’s great for the average user, but how will the new newsfeed impact government’s social media outreach. Click here for the full recap. But up front: Sequestration’s Furloughs Start Furlough notices went out for some feds this week: The Labor Department has sent furlough notices to… Read more »