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More than two dozen House lawmakers this month registered their objections to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to furlough DOD civilian employees for 11 days over the remainder of the fiscal year.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew this month informed 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.
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The National Association of Federal Credit Unions said that furloughed feds suffering the financial effects of sequestration may be able to get help from their credit unions.
The Department of Veterans Affairs over the last month has announced a series of measures aimed at eliminating the organization's compensation claims backlog.
For most Americans, the federal government most of the time consists primarily of the Postal Service and the IRS. But now feds seem to be in the public eye 24/7. The result: Good news, bad news.
In the second of two columns discussing deposits for prior and current military service, this week’s column discusses when an employee has to make a military deposit to get credit for CSRS or FERS retirement eligibility and for use in the computation of CSRS or FERS annuities.
A senator this month introduced a bill that would prohibit performance awards to members of the Senior Executive Service during sequestration periods, but the organzation that represents senior execs disputes the bill's premise.
Congressional appropriators have been asked to approve an administration plan that would allow the Customs and Border Protection to reprogram funds in order to eliminate furloughs.
The Internal Revenue Service this month released specifics on furloughs at the agency.