New draft regulations from the Office of Personnel Management will ensure employees and annuitants experience no major interruptions to their federal health, dental, vision and life insurance during future government shutdowns.
With little time to spare before the deadline, President Donald Trump signed two shutdown-averting spending bills into law and a 3.1% federal pay raise. He also signed the annual defense authorization bill, which includes a new paid parental leave program for most federal employees.
The Senate has sent two minibus spending bills to the president’s desk for his signature. President Donald Trump must sign both by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown in 2019.
The House has sent “minibus” spending bills, which include a 3.1% federal pay raise, to the Senate for its consideration. Congress must pass and the president must sign both bills into law by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown this year.
House leaders have unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that’s carrying an unusually large load of unrelated provisions
A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House and Senate are expected to quickly vote on both this week before Friday’s funding deadline.
The Office of Management and Budget’s general counsel reversed long-time policy that required agencies to automatically report Antideficiency Act violations to GAO and Congress. Now agencies must report only if they and OMB decides a violation occurred.
Although more of the impeachment paroxysm is forthcoming, to say nothing of Christmas.
If there’s a government shutdown next year, in late 2020, will air traffic controllers on paid parental leave actually get paid?
A year ago this week some long-service, long-suffering federal government workers were prepping for the slim possibility of a government shutdown over Christmas.