Sequestration and Furlough Information Resources

Message to All Department of Defense Personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Aug 6, 2013 - I am pleased to announce that, due to a combination of Congressional approvals and Departmental budget management efforts, I am directing that furloughs for most DoD civilians be reduced from I I days (88 hours) to six days (48 hours).

When I announced furloughs on May 14, 1 promised that we would try to reduce the number of days. In early May we faced a residual shortfall in our operating budget of $11 billion. Furloughs of I I days, which would have saved $2 billion, were one of the limited number of options we identified to close this gap. Since then, Congress has approved most of a large reprogramming request that we submitted in mid-May, giving us flexibility to move funds across accounts. The military services have been aggressive in identifying ways to hold down costs, and we have been successful in shifting savings (including furlough savings) to meet our highest priority needs. Read More...


DoDEA/DoD Guidance Issued to date
Reducing Furlough Days, a Memo from the Secretary of Defense, August 6, 2013
Memo from Secretary of Defense Hagel announcing Reduced Furlough Days.
 
Notification Procedures
DCPAS information regarding when an employee is provided a letter from one manager/supervisor and that supervisor/manager departs or the employee has a new supervisor, and when an employee transfers before a decision is issued.
 
Furlough Guidance #10 - Overtime Policy During Furlough Periods
This document provides guidance on the handling of overtime during the furlough period.  Please note, Extra Duty Compensation to support student extra-and co-curricular activities is not considered overtime.  However, Extra Duty Assignments which must occur on a furlough day may start only after the regular school day.
 
Civilian Furloughs & Total Force Management (28 June 2013)
Includes Message from Marilee Fitzgerald, Director DoDEA, to DoDEA's staff.
 
Civilian Furloughs Total Force Management (28 June 2013)
This memorandum provides additional guidance related to the Total Force of active and reserve military, civilians, and contracted support during the time-period of civilian furloughs.
 
Furlough Update #8 Schedule for 9-Month School-Level Employees
The purpose of this document is to advise you of the proposed furlough planning and implementation schedule for our 9-month, school level employees. 
 
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #7 May 14 2013
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #7 May 14 2013.
 
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #6 April 11 2013
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #6 April 11 2013.
 
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #5 March 31 2013
DoDEA Updated Guidance Budget Uncertainty Update #5 March 31 2013.
 
Sequestration Implementation Guidance
DoD Comptroller Additional Guidance for Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013, March 5, 2013
 
Memorandum from the DoDEA Director, March 1, 2013 (#3)
Memo to cancel approximately 85 billion in budgetary resources across Federal Government
 
Updated Guidance on Handling Budget Uncertainty
Memo from the DoDEA Director, Updated Guidance on Handling Budget Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013- (#4)
 
Memorandum from the DoDEA Director, February 20, 2013 (#4)
Notifying Congress of intent to furlough in accordance with 1597(e)
 
Memorandum from the DoDEA Director, January 18, 2013 (#2)
Compliance with Guidance on Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013. (#2)
 
Memorandum from DoDEA Director, January 15, 2013 (#1):
DoDEA Area Directors: Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013. (#1)
 
Memorandum from DoDEA Director January 15, 2013 (#1 - Change 1)
Headquarters Employees: Handling Budgetary Uncertainties in Fiscal Year 2013 – Change 1
 
Memorandum from DoDEA Director, January 14, 2013
All Headquarters employees: Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013
 
Memorandum from Office of Management and Budget, January 14, 2013
The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies: Planning for Uncertainty with Respect to Fiscal Year 2013 Budgetary Resources
 
Memorandum from DoD Deputy Secretary, January 10, 2013
Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013

List of Supporting Documentation (Materials Relied Upon)
Agency Responsibilities for Implementation of Potential Joint Committee Sequestration
February 27, 2013, OMB Memorandum M-13-05, "Agency Responsibilities for<br />Implementation of Potential Joint Committee Sequestration"
 
Budget Control Act of 2011
Budget Control Act of 2011 - PUBLIC LAW 112–25—AUG. 2, 2011
 
Congressional Letter to Secretary Hagel Apr 23 2013
Congressional Letter to Secretary Hagel Apr 23 2013.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense letter to Governors on Furlough March 1 2013
Deputy Secretary of Defense letter to Governors on Furlough March 1 2013.
 
Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013
January 10, 2013, Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013"
 
Implications of Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
December 20, 2012, Secretary of Defense Memo, "Implications of Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations"
 
March 1, 2013, OMB Memorandum M-13-06,
March 1, 2013, OMB Memorandum M-13-06, "Issuance of the Sequestration Order Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as Amended"
 
Memorandum from the DoDEA Director, February 20, 2013 (#4)
Notifying Congress of intent to furlough in accordance with 1597(e)
 
Memorandum from the DoDEA Director, March 1, 2013 (#3)
Memo to cancel approximately 85 billion in budgetary resources across Federal Government
 
OMB Furlough Memo Apr 4 2013
OMB Furlough Memo Apr 4 2013.
 
OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal year 2013
March 1, 2013 "OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal year 2013"
 
OPM guide to Administrative Furloughs
OPM guide to Administrative Furloughs, dated March 8, 2013
 
Planning for Uncertainty with Respect to Fiscal Year 2013 Budgetary Resources
January 14, 2013, OMB Memorandum M-13-03, "Planning for Uncertainty with Respect to Fiscal Year 2013 Budgetary Resources"
 
Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications
February 20, 2013, Secretary of Defense Memo, "Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications"
 
Secretary of Defense response to Congress Apr 26 2013
Secretary of Defense response to Congress Apr 26 2013.
 
Sequestration Implementation Guidance
DoD Comptroller Additional Guidance for Handling Budgetary Uncertainty in Fiscal Year 2013, March 5, 2013
 
Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2013
March 1, 2013, "Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2013 Pursuant to Section 251A of The Balanced Budget And Emergency Deficit Control Act, As Amended" (White House Office of the Press Secretary)
 
The American Taxpayer Relief of 2012
The American Taxpayer Relief of 2012 - PUBLIC LAW 112–240—JAN. 2, 2013
 
Total Force Management and Budgetary Uncertainty
February 21, 2013, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Readiness and Force Management Memo, "Total Force Management and Budgetary Uncertainty"