A new budget deal between the Commerce Department and congressional negotiators has allowed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to avoid furloughs.
The White House next week will send Congress a proposal to cap federal contractor salaries at the president's salary level.
Three Democratic senators are calling on the Defense Department not to furlough teachers at DOD-operated K-12 schools this fall.
Some furloughed federal employees may be able to organize their mandatory unpaid work days so that they are eligible for unemployment benefits.
The official notification of mandatory furlough days began this week for Department of Defense civilian employees.
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 will handle Defense Department furloughs by closing for one day a week, the Defense Commissary Agency said.
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.
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.
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.