Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line “aren’t doing much.” The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.
Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.
DoD says it’s committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers. February 13, 2013
John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency’s new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS’ Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O’Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.
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.
Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.
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.
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.
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?