Federal Employees and the Fiscal Cliff
Jacqueline Simon of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) talked about the potential impact on federal employees of… read more
Jacqueline Simon of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) talked about the potential impact on federal employees of sequestration spending cuts and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
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