Military commissaries will handle Defense Department furloughs by closing for one day a week, the Defense Commissary Agency said.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on May 23 approved by voice vote legislation that would require that the Office of Personnel Management to submit an annual report to Congress on the amount of on-the-clock "official time" used by federal employees to pursue union-related activities
The House Appropriations Committee approved an increase in funding that would allow Customs and Border Protection to hire 1,600 new CBP officers.
Another bill to prevent the federal government from employing or hiring those who are seriously tax-delinquent surfaced this week, this time in the Senate.
President Obama on May 23 said he plans to nominate the former national political director of Obama for America as director of the Office of Personnel Management.
A security vulnerability in a vendor's system used by the Department of Homeland Security exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of former and current federal employees to potential unauthorized use for several years.
Nearly 50 members of Congress signed a letter asking Postmaster general Patrick Donahoe to keep 71 mail processing facilities open until next spring.
The Department of Agriculture is a step closer to possibly avoiding the need to furlough any of its workers.
More federal employees are choosing to invest in the Thrift Savings Plan’s Lifecycle funds.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on May 21 announced the latest in a series of efforts aimed at eliminating the organization's compensation claims backlog.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew last week notified congressional leaders that the Treasury Department will begin to implement "the standard set of extraordinary measures" to protect the nation's credit standing now that Congress's suspension of the debt limit has expired.
Sequester-related cuts to inspector general budgets may cause agencies more harm than good, resulting in losses of billions of dollars in potential savings, strained resources and other detrimental effects.
The administration is asking congressional appropriators to approve a Customs and Border Protection request to reprogram funds in a way that would allow the agency to eliminate furloughs.