Agencies need to send second furlough notices if the government shutdown goes beyond 30 days, the Office of Personnel Management said.
With a spike in the number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits, some workers have sought to make up for lost income by taking advantage of the “gig economy.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators asked the Transportation Security Administration for its plan if staffing shortages and call outs continue.
Margie Graves, the deputy chief information officer of the government at the Office of Management and Budget, said the administration is trying to identify innovative approaches for recruiting and training IT workers.
Federal News Network is soliciting your questions about your pay, benefits, retirement and other topics during the government shutdown.
Last Friday was the first blank check many workers have ever received from Uncle Sam. But for some long-time feds the payless payday was not the first.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it’s making sure federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown are still receiving healthcare coverage.
Federal statute instructs agencies use reductions-in-force (RIFs) if employees have been furloughed for 30 days or longer, but regulations don’t apply to workers furloughed due to a government shutdown.
In today’s Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.
The Office of Personnel Management announced that federal offices will open two hours late on Tuesday.
GSA’s contractor database incident and USDA’s reorganization plans were among the most popular stories last year.
Despite the shutdown’s duration, Congress was able to get a promise from President Donald Trump to sign a bill guaranteeing federal employees would get paid once appropriations are restored.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) wants to know why the National Parks Service reopened the Old Post Office Tower within the D.C. Trump Hotel during the government shutdown.
OPM says those non-furloughed employees able to telework are expected to do so and do not receive weather and safety leave.