Furlough http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24907/all en Budget cut likely to hit most Pentagon civilian workers- analyst http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/budget-cut-likely-hit-most-pentagon-civilian-workers-analyst <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Congress delayed across-the-board defense cuts until March 1</p> <p>* Defense analyst Harrison says several factors make cuts more likely</p> <p>* If no alternative found, civilian workers face unpaid leave for a month</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/budget-cut-likely-hit-most-pentagon-civilian-workers-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Furlough Labor Law Todd Harrison United States federal budget Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732433 at http://www.globalpost.com US spy chief wans cuts will hurt morale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-wans-cuts-will-hurt-morale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US intelligence chief James Clapper has warned potential deep budget cuts could damage morale and undermine the mission of the country's spy agencies, according to a letter obtained by AFP Thursday.</p> <p>Clapper, America's director of national intelligence, voiced grave concern over plans to impose a furlough on all Defense Department civilian employees if drastic automatic budget cuts enter into force next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-wans-cuts-will-hurt-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Furlough Labor Law United States Department of Defense AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749328 at http://www.globalpost.com Doom scenarios for U.S. budget cuts may be overplayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/doom-scenarios-us-budget-cuts-may-be-overplayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cuts mean longer airport lines, more homeless -administration</p> <p>* U.S. military not seen compromised at 2007 funding levels</p> <p>* Government furloughs could take weeks to implement after March 1</p> <p>By David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people made homeless, long waits at airports and criminals going unpunished.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/doom-scenarios-us-budget-cuts-may-be-overplayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology United States Department of Homeland Security United States federal budget War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756253 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. government won't fall apart on 'sequester' day of reckoning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-government-wont-fall-apart-sequester-day-reckoning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Washington operations to continue March 1 amid budget cuts</p> <p>* Layoff notices most likely first move</p> <p>* Democrats, Republicans eye sequester replacement</p> <p>By Richard Cowan and David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Just as computers worldwide did not crash on Jan. 1, 2000, in the "Y2K" scare and Earth itself did not shatter on Dec. 21, 2012, as some interpreters of the Mayan calendar predicted, March 1, 2013, will not be remembered as the day the U.S. government disintegrated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-government-wont-fall-apart-sequester-day-reckoning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760622 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Panetta notifies Congress of Pentagon plan to furlough civilians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-panetta-notifies-congress-pentagon-civilian-furloughs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Move due to looming $46 billion cut in defense spending</p> <p>* Plan would reduce costs by up to $5 billion</p> <p>* Obama aims to increase pressure on Republicans over cuts</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta formally notified Congress on Wednesday that the Pentagon plans to put civilian defense employees on unpaid leave this year if $46 billion in across-the-board U.S. government spending cuts take effect on March 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-panetta-notifies-congress-pentagon-civilian-furloughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Government Health Labor Law Leave Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761214 at http://www.globalpost.com Sequester cuts would further slow US economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/sequester-cuts-would-further-slow-us-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Looming austerity cuts will reduce aid to the poor, cause widespread flight delays and close parts of national parks, further hurting the US economy, government officials and analysts say.</p> <p>Warnings were mounting over the impact of the $85 billion automatic "sequester" spending reductions mandated to start March 1 if warring politicians don't strike a more modest deficit reduction deal before then.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/sequester-cuts-would-further-slow-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Furlough Labor Law Leave AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764650 at http://www.globalpost.com Breakdown of looming US sequester cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/breakdown-looming-us-sequester-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House published a detailed state-by-state report on the impact of automatic budget cuts set to hit Friday if bitterly divided lawmakers cannot strike a last-minute deal.</p> <p>The $85 billion worth of cuts -- known as a sequester -- were designed to be painful in a bid to force lawmakers to reach a more palatable compromise to rein in the massive debt.</p> <p>But President Barack Obama's Democrats and rival Republicans have yet to reach a deal and have been trading blame instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/breakdown-looming-us-sequester-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Politics Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765483 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Impact of across-the-board U.S. budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/factbox-impact-across-the-board-us-budget-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 26 (Reuters) - Deep U.S. budget cuts are due to kick in Friday unless Congress acts to stop them, which is unlikely.</p> <p>The $85 billion in across-the-board cuts, mandated by a 2011 deficit reduction law, apply in equal measure to defense and non-defense spending.</p> <p>The do not apply to about 70 percent of the money spent by the U.S. government, which includes Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and interest on government debt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/factbox-impact-across-the-board-us-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Leave Politics Social Issues Technology USD Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767864 at http://www.globalpost.com Breakdown of looming US sequester cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/breakdown-looming-us-sequester-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House has published a detailed state-by-state report on the impact of automatic budget cuts which will hit the US government and economy Friday.</p> <p>The $85 billion worth of cuts -- known as the sequester -- were designed to be painful in a bid to force lawmakers to reach a more palatable compromise to rein in the massive debt.</p> <p>But President Barack Obama's Democrats and rival Republicans failed to reach a deal and have been trading blame instead.</p> <p>Here is a detailed breakdown of the impact of the sequester, according to the latest White House estimate:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/breakdown-looming-us-sequester-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Politics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:47:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770957 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-U.S. federal worker unions negotiate for flexibility on furloughs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-federal-worker-unions-negotiate-flexibility-furloughs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects last word of 19th paragraph quote to "impacted" from "shafted", corrects acronym to NFFE, and corrects spelling of Philip)</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - Labor unions are bargaining with federal government agencies in an attempt to soften the financial blow on federal employees as $85 billion in spending cuts kick in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-federal-worker-unions-negotiate-flexibility-furloughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Furlough Human resource management Labor Law Social Issues Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771312 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. cuts become real with furlough notices sent to thousands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-cuts-become-real-furlough-notices-sent-thousands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Justice Department employees among first to get notices</p> <p>* Military's 800,000 civilian employees expected to be hardest hit</p> <p>* Cuts could affect border patrol, meat inspections, airports</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - The nation's largest employer, the U.S. government, has begun notifying its vast and varied workforce to prepare for reduced hours and slashed paychecks over the next seven months as big budget cuts that were once an abstraction became a reality Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-cuts-become-real-furlough-notices-sent-thousands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Leave Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771379 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Housing Dept. plans 7-day shut down due to sequester cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/us-housing-dept-plans-7-day-shut-down-due-sequester-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday said it plans to shut its doors for a total of seven days between May and September due to budget cuts and will furlough more than 9,000 employees on those days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/us-housing-dept-plans-7-day-shut-down-due-sequester-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affordable housing Business Furlough Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780044 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel to return part of his salary in solidarity with workers taking pay cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/hagel-return-part-his-salary-solidarity-workers-taking-pay-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Apr 2 (EFE).- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will return part of his salary in solidarity with those civilian employees of the Defense Department who must take pay cuts in the form of unpaid leave, Pentagon spokesman George Little said Tuesday.</p> <p>Hagel will return as much as 14 percent of his salary via a legal mechanism to return money to the Treasury Department, even thought he is not subject to the pay cuts, Little said.</p> <p>As defense chief, Hagel earns an annual salary of about $200,000, according to the daily Politico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/hagel-return-part-his-salary-solidarity-workers-taking-pay-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Environment Furlough Health International Republican Institute Labor Law Politics War Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:30:38 +0000 Agencia EFE 5799861 at http://www.globalpost.com White House staff hit by furloughs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/white-house-staff-hit-furloughs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Debenedetti</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roughly six weeks after the sequestration budget cuts became official, White House employees are about to feel the impact first-hand.</p> <p>The entire White House staff will be hit by the cuts in the coming months, beginning with the first pay period in May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/white-house-staff-hit-furloughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Furlough Health Labor Law Politics Presidency of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5810009 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel announces unpaid leave for Pentagon civilians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/pentagon-plans-11-days-unpaid-leave-civilians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon will place most of its nearly 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for 11 days through September to "survive" steep automatic budget cuts, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.</p> <p>The Pentagon chief told an audience of civilian defense workers that he regretted the decision and had tried to limit the length of the furloughs while safeguarding the military's combat readiness.</p> <p>"I'm sorry, but I have to be honest and deal with the facts. You deserve honesty and you deserve the facts," he said at a conference hall in Alexandria, Virginia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/pentagon-plans-11-days-unpaid-leave-civilians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Furlough Labor Law Leave AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 18:36:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837720 at http://www.globalpost.com