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Federal Furloughs
  • fedworker April 1, 2013 - 11:46 am #69477 Reply

    I suspect many of the readers on ArlNow are either federal employees or maybe a contractor hired by a federal agency.  Myself, I work for a 3-letter federal agency and am facing a mild furlough of approximately 5-7 days through the remainder of the fiscal year.  The union is negotiating the specific terms for serving out the furlough days.

    What are others facing in terms of planned furlough days/terms?  What are you planning to do on your unpaid days off?

    Dezlboy April 1, 2013 - 12:16 pm #69479 Reply

    14 Days (one day a week).  Volunteer at animal shelter.

    fedworker April 1, 2013 - 1:21 pm #69491 Reply

    +1 great plan

    Suburban Not Urban April 1, 2013 - 3:44 pm #69501 Reply

    I believe State is adjusting budget priorities resulting in no furloughs

    Arlington, SSR April 2, 2013 - 12:35 pm #69592 Reply

    I work for a DHS component (e.g., Coast Guard, TSA, ICE, Secret Service) and we are not currently facing furloughs in our division (I can’t speak for other divisions or components).  They cut funding for travel, conferences, courses, etc., and we have many open (including GS-14/15) positions that will continue to go unfilled until the situation is resolved.

    CommentBot April 2, 2013 - 1:19 pm #69609 Reply

    My agency acronym has five letters, which I guess is why I’m getting more time off. Right now at 14 days starting June.

    Soarlslacker April 2, 2013 - 1:43 pm #69618 Reply

    My spouse works for a 3 letter Fed Agency and there has been no notification of furlough days, but contractors have been cut and those remaining are nervous.

    fedworker April 2, 2013 - 7:33 pm #69670 Reply

    At my agency it was recently announced that all monetary awards (performance, special act, etc.) are being suspended for the remainder of the FY in order to minimize furlough days. Tough pill to take on top of the salary freeze.  But if it’ll avert a longer furlough period or the dreaded RIF, I’ll gladly take the hit. But it totally sucks.

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