Who Is Subject to Defense Furloughs?

Who Is Subject to Defense Furloughs?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has strived for a unified a departmentwide policy on civilian furloughs, even though individual services have argued for agency-specific guidance and exemptions.

When Hagel earlier this month reduced the number of mandatory days of unpaid leave at his department, he said he came to his decision by keeping “fairness” in mind.

Still, the new plan added to the growing list of positions that are exempt from the workweek cuts. Details are available in a memo sent to managers on May 14. Continue reading “Who Is Subject to Defense Furloughs?”

Navy to cut more than 3,000 shipyard workers

Navy to cut more than 3,000 shipyard workers

Jan. 25, 2013 – 11:55AM   |
By SEAN REILLY   |   Comments
The Navy will cut more than 3,000 employees - almost 10 percent - from its shipyard workforce through a civilian hiring freeze and by laying off temporary workers, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said in a Thursday memo.
The Navy will cut more than 3,000 employees – almost 10 percent – from its shipyard workforce through a civilian hiring freeze and by laying off temporary workers, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said in a Thursday memo. (Thomas Brown / Staff)

The Navy will cut more than 3,000 employees — almost 10 percent — from its shipyard workforce through a civilian hiring freeze and by laying off temporary workers, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said in a Thursday memo.

In the face of a potentially stiff funding shortfall this year, the Navy also plans to cancel all aircraft depot maintenance from April through September, halt the bulk of surface ship upkeep at private shipyards, and reduce spending on information technology support, conferences and travel, Greenert told flag officers and top executives in the memo. Also on the chopping block: repair and modernization of most piers, runways, buildings and other facilities through the end of fiscal 2013 in September.

The Navy’s four active shipyards are in Virginia, Hawaii, Maine and Washington state. Continue reading “Navy to cut more than 3,000 shipyard workers”