Furloughs Still a Reality For Thousands

Furloughs Still a Reality For Thousands

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More federal agencies than not have avoided employee furloughs as the government heads into its fifth month of sequestration.

The specter of furloughs hanging over the federal workforce for most of 2013 has largely evaporated for several agencies, but thousands of government employees still face unpaid leave through the rest of this summer. Continue reading “Furloughs Still a Reality For Thousands”

Weather agency ends furloughs as deadly tornadoes strike Okla.

By Elise Viebeck – 06/01/13 12:31 PM ET

The agency in charge of the National Weather Service will no longer furlough employees under sequestration.

The announcement from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came late Friday as severe tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area, taking nine lives.

The deadly storms came less than two weeks after a major twister hit Moore, Okla., killing 24 people. Continue reading “Weather agency ends furloughs as deadly tornadoes strike Okla.”