News on Federal Pay Issues from Federal Daily


No furloughs at NOAA

A new budget deal between the Commerce Department and congressional negotiators has allowed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to avoid furloughs.

Administration to call for $400K contractor salary cap

The White House next week will send Congress a proposal to cap federal contractor salaries at the president's salary level.

Lawmakers oppose teacher furloughs at DOD-run schools

Three Democratic senators are calling on the Defense Department not to furlough teachers at DOD-operated K-12 schools this fall.

Some furloughed feds may get unemployment

Some furloughed federal employees may be able to organize their mandatory unpaid work days so that they are eligible for unemployment benefits.

DOD delivers furlough notices

The official notification of mandatory furlough days began this week for Department of Defense civilian employees.

U.S. Park Police furloughs end

The National Park Service announced last week that it would end furloughs of U.S. Park Police officers and staff effective June 1.

Military commissaries to close one day per week

Military commissaries will handle Defense Department furloughs by closing for one day a week, the Defense Commissary Agency said.

Bill targets SES bonuses

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week introduced a bill (S.986) that would prohibit performance awards to members of the Senior Executive Service during sequestration periods.

CBP reprogramming plan would eliminate furloughs

The administration is asking congressional appropriators to approve a Customs and Border Protection request to reprogram funds in a way that would allow the agency to eliminate furloughs.

Lawmakers protest DOD furlough policy

More than two dozen House members sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel protesting his decision to furlough DOD civilian employees for 11 days over the remainder of the fiscal year.