The Trump administration maneuvered unobligated funding and found a way to pay Coast Guard military members back in December. But the service doesn’t have the funds now to cut Jan. 15 paychecks.
While federal employees are left with few safety nets in terms of immediate financial assistance, local business in the Washington metro region have offered free or reduced-priced services during the shutdown.
For some feds it’s another day under political house arrest. Their job is figuring out how to accomplish certain necessary chores such as paying the rent, mortgage or putting food on the table.
The IRS’s decision to begin this year’s tax filing season on time, and to start issuing tax refunds despite a partial government shutdown, appears legally sound, according to former government officials, but raises logistical questions from lawmakers and current agency employees.
Hundreds of federal employees rallied in Washington, D.C. on Thursday in protest of the partial government shutdown. The prolonged shutdown is holding their next paychecks, due Jan. 11, “hostage,” employees said.
Two bills were introduced this week in the House and Senate to combat chaos in federal employee lives triggered by the government shutdown, days away from becoming the longest in history.
The shutdown has created a kaleidoscopic of open, sort-of-open and closed federal operations. As it spins, the effects spread wider and wider.
Associations and conference organizers say this partial government shutdown is different and is starting to impact their planning and execution of events, training and more.
The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday clarified that agencies should restore previously-scheduled annual leave lost in 2018 due to the government shutdown.
WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what’s in the shutdown impact index and what it shows.
As the federal partial shutdown drags on, much of the attention is on union employees and lower-paid people. But it’s not easy for federal senior executives, either.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) would authorize congressional payroll administrators to dock pay for members of Congress for as long as a government shutdown continues.
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White House tries to hold jittery GOP in line over wall, government shutdown