The State Department has enough non-appropriated funding to bring its domestic and overseas employees back with pay for more than two weeks, and has looked at ways to remain open beyond that period as the partial government shutdown ends its fourth week.
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.
Politicians with a vested interest in an extended shutdown might want to call home from time to time to see how well things are not going, especially in places where the government payroll is king.
Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on
The National Treasury Employees Union has added a third count to its lawsuit against the Trump administration and questioned the legality of the decision to recall some IRS employees during the government shutdown.
The current partial government shutdown, and the full shutdowns that preceded it are, in some respects, simulated shutdowns. They are very real for the people whose pay relies on appropriated funds, but in many other respects they are not shutdowns at all. And that is the problem.
One of the administration’s signature initiatives — deregulation, or reregulation — is an effort that involves both the White House and many that remain without appropriations.
Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5
In today’s Federal Newscast, bills to improve agency oversight of sexual harassment and give federal interns the same protection as employees pass the House.