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As the partial government shutdown stretches into uncharted territory, agencies previously unaffected by the lapse in funding now find themselves reopening services.
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.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
The longer the shutdown goes, the more nerves fray. It’s downright crabby out there.
The federal workforce and its partial plight have dominated the news since Christmas. But how much do you know about that workforce?
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.
The IRS will exempt more than half of its total workforce if the partial government shutdown extends into the upcoming filing season, according to updated guidance the agency released Tuesday.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it is calling 2,200 safety inspectors back to work by the end of this week.
A federal district judge refused to compel the executive branch to find an immediate end to the government shutdown’s impacts on excepted federal employees working without pay. The judge’s decision maintains the status quo. Other lawsuits challenging the shutdown’s legitimacy are still pending.
In a few weeks Congress will have to agree whether to raise the debt ceiling threatening the next showdown. Yet at least the House has shown some bipartisanship.
As the record-breaking shutdown continues, here’s a comprehensive list of legislation introduced by lawmakers to build resilience in the workforce and combat looming financial hardship.
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.