Should another government shutdown occur, a bill introduced by an Arizona Democratic congressman would force Congress to stay in town until it’s over.
Who would apply for a job at a place where you might be forced to work without pay for a month, or that is threatened with bankruptcy every year? American University’s Bob Tobias says that is how the federal government looks right now.
Bipartisan support is growing for a proposed bill to remove barriers to federal employment for people with a criminal record.
Of the eligible Federal Employees Retirement System participants who have Thrift Savings Plan accounts, January participation rates rose by less than 1 percent because of missed contributions due to the partial government shutdown.
Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.
Several members of Congress have declared the President’s proposed cuts to federal employee retirement “dead on arrival,” while at least one Republican has expressed more of an interest in developing a new system for prospective employees.
The annual winter presentation of the president’s budget is akin to other ancient rituals which have since lost their original purpose.
The Washington, D.C. metro area’s Combined Federal Campaign came tantalizingly close to meeting its 2018 charity fundraising goal, but then came the longest government shutdown in history.
Ever since the late 1990s some experts on government matters have been predicting a tidal wave of retirements from key federal agencies. That sparked fears of a brain drain as experienced feds fled their jobs heading for the shuffle-board courts.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.
At least 10,000 federal employees from National Treasury Employees Union bargaining units have opted into one of the union’s government shutdown lawsuits.
A federal employee weighs in on the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act, and suggests excepted employees should receive additional compensation for having to work with no pay.
For now, the 35-day government shutdown does not seem to have caused a massive increase in federal retirement, despite predictions to the contrary.
Automatic General Schedule step increases, the lengthy federal hiring process and the retirement supplement for certain employees are among the issues Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has highlighted in his annual waste book.