The 2013 shutdown which lasted 16 days and cost the government an estimated $2.5 billion. With 34 days and counting this year’s stalemate could meet that number.
If the lawsuits over the 2018-2019 shutdown go the way of the last one, the money for damages should come faster than in 2013.
Regardless of views on the wall or immigration or border security, commentator Jeff Neal believes most Americans can agree on one thing: This shutdown is a shameful display of politics and utter disregard for people.
In today’s Federal Newscast, agency leaders are being asked to provide a list of what programs will be effected if the current partial government shutdown goes into March and April.
The Office of Personnel Management has postponed the deadline for federal employees to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign, giving furloughed and exempt workers an opportunity to donate to charities only after they’ve been paid following the shutdown.
So what’s it like inside the shutdown? One furloughed Federal Aviation Administration employee says it’s like being in purgatory keeping busy while waiting for a paycheck.
By the end of January, the government shutdown may impact a group that’s usually untouched from the severe impacts of a lapse in appropriations: Coast Guard military retirees.
The Office of Personnel Management has clarified how excepted employees can properly take paid leave during the government shutdown and weighed in on how all employees will be paid once the lapse in appropriations ends.
An FBI Agent advocacy organization warned in a report that the shutdown is causing financial insecurity among agents, which may endanger their security clearances. At least one lawmaker has expressed similar concerns.
To find out just how much loss that is, Bloomberg Government analyst Paul Murphy joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Nearly everyone concerned with good government is thinking like the fictional Howard Beale, wanting to scream “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security Department says a series of incidents have tampered with agencies domain name systems (DNS) on their websites.
During the 30-plus of the latest, longest “partial” government shutdown there have been no major incidents, yet. But the clock is ticking and everybody knows it.
The Navy’s pay for performance pilot is the first of its kind, but it needs to be careful not to fall in the pattern of past civilian programs.