The Defense Department has asked Congress to standardize and improve benefits for federal civilian employees who are assigned to combat zones and other dangerous areas overseas.
“Civilians are becoming increasingly prominent in areas of armed conflict, leading reconstruction and stabilization operations that require a whole-of-government approach that unites uniformed and civilian personnel from DoD and other agencies,” the department said in making the request.
The Defense Department said Thursday that it is delaying planned furlough notices to almost 800,000 civilian employees while officials analyze whether the stopgap budget Congress passed Thursday can avert some days of unpaid leave. ... Read Post
The government once again has resorted to a financial maneuver involving federal employee retirement savings pending an increase in the national debt limit. The Treasury Department has notified Congress and the Thrift Savings Plan t... Read Post
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration. In a memo to all employees, Panetta vowed to cont... Read Post