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.
HUD, USDA CIOs talking IT modernization and cybersecurity among the most listened and read Ask the CIO interviews last year.
Government shutdowns are the norm today, but it wasn’t always that way. A 1980 interpretation of the Antideficiency Act changed the way both the executive and legislative branches handled lapses in appropriations, and they haven’t looked back since.
GSA’s contractor database incident and USDA’s reorganization plans were among the most popular stories last year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) wants to know why the National Parks Service reopened the Old Post Office Tower within the D.C. Trump Hotel during the government shutdown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, federal courts will be able to continue operating until Jan. 18 with their limited funds during the partial government shutdown.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) write to the Treasury Department seeking answers for how the IRS will handle tax refund season.
Members in the House and Senate have reintroduced legislation that would guarantee back pay for excepted and furloughed federal employees during this and any government shutdown. The Senate version clarifies employees would receive pay as soon as agencies reopen, regardless of payroll schedules.
Non-federal members of the public can be hurt by a shutdown. In the meantime, elected officials continue to get paid on time. Mike Causey is back from vacation and wants to hear from people hit by the partial government shutdown.
The Trump administration wants to bring more agencies to collaborate on the goals outlined in the President’s Management Agenda in 2019.