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  • NRC exhausts carryover funds, shuts down

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission closed Thursday on day 10 of the government shutdown. The agency stayed open until exhausting its carryover funds.

  • VA prepares for still more furloughs as money runs out

    Most workers in the Veterans Benefits Administration will be sidelined in the next few weeks if a shutdown continues. Funding for employees at the National Cemetery Administration will run out in the next few days.

  • Sequestration causing backups at DoD repair depots

    Army and Marine Corps officials are citing cutbacks to the workforce at government-operated facilities that repair military equipment as the reason for less equipment getting back in the hands of warfighters.

  • Shutdown sparks furlough confusion, unanswered questions

    With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren’t as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.

  • DoD would furlough roughly half of civilian workforce during shutdown

    Pentagon guidance says military members will report to work as normal under a government shutdown, and most employees working under service contracts would be unaffected as well. But about half the civilian workforce would be told to stay home without pay.

  • MSPB moves forward with furlough appeals

    The number of furlough appeals coming in each day to the Merit Systems Protection Board is steadily decreasing, allowing the board to move forward with consolidating appeals and preparing them for adjudication.

  • IRS postpones Aug. 30 furlough day

    IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel announced to staff Wednesday the agency was postponing the agencywide furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30.

  • Sharpe designs expanded role for the Federal Acquisition Service

    Tom Sharpe wants to make the General Services Administration the first choice for most commodity buys for the government. He said he wants to increase the amount of spending agencies through FAS contracts by billions.

  • Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

    NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS’ decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that’s not enough. July 17, 2013

  • Hagel makes ‘difficult choice,’ civilian furloughs to begin July 8

    The Defense Department reduces the number of furlough days from 14 to 11. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it’s possible the number could drop further, but he offered no promises.