Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) this week said that before furloughing employees in critical positions, agencies should remove from the federal payroll any employees who are "paid to do nothing."
A public management advisory group is recommending that Congress suspend a new online financial reporting requirement for federal executives.
The U.S. Postal Service on March 26 issued notice that it will speed up closures of mail processing plant
One lawmaker has expressed concern that the financial effects of furloughs may have an impact on federal employees' ability to maintain their security clearances.
The Office of Personnel Management wants to get a better fix on why federal executives leave the government.
The Federal Aviation Administration last week said that it will close 149 federal contract air traffic control towers over a four-week period beginning April 7 as part of its sequestration implementation plan.
The Defense Department announced that it has decided to hold off on sending out civilian employee furlough notices for about two weeks.
Two senators last week introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Senate's continuing resolution that would stop tuition assistance for the armed forces from being decreased below the amount provided in that bill.
A coalition of federal management and good government organizations sent members of Congress a white paper that examines the Clinton administration's effort to “reinvent” government—and warns lawmakers who are engaged in a parallel effort today to be aware of some of the pitfalls that plagued that earlier effort.
The largest federal employee union said federal workers on March 20 would participate in about 100 rallies around the nation as part of a mass demonstration to protest sequestration.