Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown

  • Air Force warns industry to expect delayed acquisition decisions

    The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.

  • Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

    A government shutdown could furlough 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

  • Football vs. Congress: When in doubt, punt

    In politics, as in football, sometimes the best move is to punt. And even if you are not a sports fan or political junkie consider what Congress and the Washington football team have in common: So far this season both are losers. The difference is the football team is bound to win one while Congress keeps failing to score and punting, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • DHS warns contractors about shutdown consequences

    EPA also issues guidance to agencies, and OPM updates the governmentwide shutdown guidance.

  • Shutdown roulette – what are the real effects on government?

    What will a government shutdown really mean for federal employees and government HR offices if it goes into effect next week? Advice from someone who knows – former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal.

  • Phased retirement, potential shutdown, and USPS

    This week’s guests on the Your Turn radio program include Bob Braunstein, an expert on the upcoming phased retirement option, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly with the latest on the possible shutdown.

  • Shutdown poll: Will they or won’t they?

    Partisan disagreements over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have Congress lurching toward a deadline to fund federal agencies in the upcoming fiscal year — or risk a government shutdown. So, what do you think? After all the political rhetoric and wrangling, is the government heading for a shutdown — this time for certain? Take our poll and let us know what you think the odds are.

  • Graybeards rule Survivor Island

    Why are government gray-beards, folks who have been around a long time, in such demand today? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Why are these once ignored fossils suddenly being sought out by their frightened, younger colleagues?

  • DoD releases shutdown guidance to employees, warns of furloughs

    Following a memo released from the Office of Management and Budget Wednesday, the Defense Department has issued a memo preparing employees for the possibility of a government shutdown. DoD answers several questions regarding furloughs, pay and retirement during an appropriations lapse.

  • No offense, but is your job really necessary?

    Do the taxpayers really need to keep funding your career? What does the government think about your services? You may find out soon, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • OMB issues shutdown guidance to agencies

    The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Wednesday providing guidance to prepare federal agencies for the possibility of a government shutdown. The memo addressed several frequently asked questions, explaining everything from contracts and grants to the use of IT operations during an appropriations lapse.

  • Shutdown averted, pay freeze extended as Congress passes 2013 funding bill

    The House voted today to approve a measure to fund federal agencies through the remainder of fiscal 2013. The bill averts a government shutdown but extends the freeze on federal employees’ pay through the end of 2013. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.

  • Furloughs, buyouts, & retirement surge

    Federal News Radio’s Julia Ziegler, and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, join host Mike Causey to discuss a wide range of issues affecting federal workers. March 13, 2013

  • Government shutdown, furloughs, and more

    Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Woman and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly, join host Mike Causey to talk about what would happen if the federal government were to shut down. January 16, 2013