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.
For the Trump administration, 2018 was a productive year filled small, but productive steps toward its goal of modernizing the federal workforce. But it was a very different kind of year for federal employee unions.
The U.S. Coast Guard said its military members won’t receive their regularly scheduled paychecks at the end of the month unless Congress passes appropriations or a continuing resolution by Dec. 28.
With a partial government shutdown already putting a damper on holiday plans for federal employees, a significant portion of the IRS’s furloughed workforce may have to come into work without pay if the shutdown extends into January.
The suddenness of the partial government shutdown forced agencies and contractors to scramble over the last week to figure out who is working and who isn’t.
Several impacted agencies have funding left over to continue to work, but if the shutdown lasts into January more furloughs possible.
Agencies impacted by the shutdown have turned off Twitter and Facebook feeds, while Washington D.C. area restaurants are offering free food.
Federal IT experts offer their take on the last 12 months and what were the top story lines, biggest surprises and biggest disappointments.
Josh Moses, the former Office of Management and Budget’s chief of the cyber and national security branch in the office of Federal CIO, said agencies are in better shape to defend against cyber attacks because of a combination of policy, people and programs.
The Office of Personnel Management has updated guidance on what federal employees impacted by a potential partial government shutdown should expect over the coming holidays.