furlough

  • As the make-or-break sequestration deadline draws closer, top federal officials are increasingly using (or at least thinking) the F-word, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    September 26, 2012
  • Federal workers are going to be doing the limbo on a hot seat for much of the rest of the year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Will sequestration kick in with its major across-the-board cuts, will the continuing resolution save the day and what if nothing happens, which seems to be what happens a lot these days?

    August 17, 2012
  • While some federal agencies are offering buyouts ranging from $15,000 to $25,000, the giant Social Security Administration is trying a new approach: No Cal buyouts. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if they catch on, your agency may be next.

    August 10, 2012
  • Ever watch an inept team of trainees assemble then take apart an explosive device? If not, move to D.C. or watch live coverage of Congress on TV. With Congress, you get the political version which, more often than not, ends in a whimper rather than a bang, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    August 01, 2012
  • The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

    June 08, 2012
  • NARFE president Joseph Beaudoin and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers. June 6, 2012

    June 06, 2012
  • Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.

    December 15, 2011
  • Steve Losey is a reporter with Federal Times. He brings a recap of the supercommittee stalemate and what the deficit could mean for federal employees.

    November 23, 2011
  • Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

    October 20, 2011
  • HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

    June 17, 2011
  • It\'s been seven days since 800,000 feds learned they wouldn\'t be furloughed without pay. While that was tough on many of them, it had its upside. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it gave him visibility that Jay Leno or Dianne Sawyer took years to achieve. So how did you handle the shutdown threat?

    April 15, 2011
  • Cyber-attackers could view a shutdown as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate government systems. ISC squared\'s Hord Tipton joins us with analysis.

    April 12, 2011
  • AFGE president John Gage says it is unconstitutional for the government to order federal employees to work without pay, even during a shutdown. He told Federal News Radio a possible compromise won\'t stop the union from suing to prove the point.

    April 11, 2011
  • Given the nonperformance of Congress, federal workers better learn to live with furlough threats. So whether we dodge the bullet or not this time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a checklist you should clip and save...for the next time.

    April 11, 2011

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