You probably know that today is a federal holiday although during a time of multiple shutdowns it is sometimes hard to know what’s happening and to whom, and for how long.
Federal workers and their unions are not finished voicing their thoughts on the partial government shutdown, which hit 28 days ago on Friday. Around the country employees rallied in protest this week, demanding an end to the impasse between Congress and the White House and the return of their paychecks.
The Washington, D.C. area has been feeling the pinch of the partial government shutdown. Fewer federal employees are around to buy stuff or even ride the Metro.
With a spike in the number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits, some workers have sought to make up for lost income by taking advantage of the “gig economy.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators asked the Transportation Security Administration for its plan if staffing shortages and call outs continue.
Politicians with a vested interest in an extended shutdown might want to call home from time to time to see how well things are not going, especially in places where the government payroll is king.
Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5
In today’s Federal Newscast, bills to improve agency oversight of sexual harassment and give federal interns the same protection as employees pass the House.
Federal News Network is soliciting your questions about your pay, benefits, retirement and other topics during the government shutdown.
As the partial government shutdown stretches into uncharted territory, agencies previously unaffected by the lapse in funding now find themselves reopening services.
Last Friday was the first blank check many workers have ever received from Uncle Sam. But for some long-time feds the payless payday was not the first.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
The longer the shutdown goes, the more nerves fray. It’s downright crabby out there.
The federal workforce and its partial plight have dominated the news since Christmas. But how much do you know about that workforce?