EEOC Considers New Wave of Furloughs
- By Eric Katz July 2, 2013
Employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may face a new round of furloughs, and the union that represents them is pushing back.
EEOC has already implemented its first phase of furloughs because of sequestration budget cuts, requiring employees to take five days of unpaid leave. The agency, which employs about 2,200 workers, is now assessing whether it needs to institute a second round.
In an effort to head off additional furloughs, the American Federation of Government Employees has asked its members to write to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to “share their personal stories of the harmful effects of furloughs on their work and finances.” Continue reading “EEOC Considers New Wave of Furloughs”