House Democrats in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia said they’re reminding their colleagues during the government shutdown: most federal employees live outside the Washington metropolitan area.
Congress should eliminate the need for back pay by paying federal workers during a lapse of appropriations.
Federal government lapses in funding have become a regular occurrence. But only rarely have they lasted more than a weekend.
A furloughed federal employee going through their fifth shutdown over the last 30 years explains the deeper impact of the lapse in funding.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a review by the Center for American Progress looks at how much money federal workers could lose during the partial government shutdown.
Regardless of age, experience, grade, location or job federal workers today fall into one of two categories, neither of which is good.
Faced with a partial government shutdown with no certain end in sight, the Agriculture Department has come up with a budgetary workaround to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits continue to be paid out through February.
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry said defense funds should only be used for DoD’s most pressing needs.
Absent specific guidance on the matter, federal employees walk a tricky line in accepting furlough donations and complying with existing ethics rules.
Eric Crusius, a partner with Holland & Knight, details a proposal to ensure employees of contractors are paid following a government shutdown.
With a partial government shutdown now entering its third week nearly 400,000 furloughed federal employees remain unsure how to fill their vacant days, but are finding ways to stay busy.
The National Treasury Employees Union said excepted federal employees who have been working without pay during the partial government shutdown should be paid full wages, including overtime, and other damages.
Federal employees, contractors, spouses and lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated by the delayed pay and lost work, with many airing their grievances on social media.
Furloughed and excepted federal employees said the government shutdown is prompting them to make tough decisions about their bills, mortgage and family obligations.