However well intentioned, the Payroll Protection Program has issues. Federal Drive discussed them with Akin Gump attorney, Samantha Block.
Given the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and on prices, it is unlikely that retirees who get cost of living adjustments most years will be getting a COLA in January 2021.
Congress — most of it, anyway — returns to Washington with a long agenda. At the top of the list is what will be in a fourth stimulus bill if there is one.
They say that the coronavirus is a threat to all of us regardless of who we are and where we live – we are all in the same boat. But are we really?
For some of the prospects, WTOP congressional correspondent Mitchell Miller joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Under the Heroes Act, the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package House Democrats unveiled Tuesday, eligible federal employees would keep teleworking through the end of the year, while those working on the frontlines of the government’s pandemic response could receive up to $10,000 in additional premium pay.
Do you find yourself wistfully looking back to the good old days of 2008-09? If so, welcome to what may be a fast-growing club.
Professional Managers Association President Chad Hooper said some areas of the IRS mission are moving ahead, but others will take “a very long time” to return to normal.
Whether you are a plodder or a planner, foot-loose or up-tight, odds are your retirement checklist didn’t mention the possibility of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that would knock the 11-year bull market to its knees.
A new bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would allow federal employees to federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they may have to forfeit at the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Other lawmakers, including a bipartisan group of nearly 20 senators, are advocating for hazard pay for certain frontline workers.
The U.S. Census Bureau is restarting some work in the field for the 2020 census on a limited basis after field operations were shut down for a month and a half because of the pandemic
The Conservative Framework for Recovery, Accountability and Prosperity includes a section on how to improve efficiency and accountability of the government itself, and its response to the coronavirus.
Time in grade and in government doesn’t automatically mean you will be able to maintain a reasonable standard of living once you’ve traded your biweekly pay check for a monthly annuity.
The Republican Study Committee has joined a growing number of congressional members calling for hiring and pay changes designed to help the federal workforce better respond to the coronavirus pandemic.