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Maybe Congress likes paying you liquidated damages?

The Anti Deficiency Act has become more of a legal fig leaf than any real coverage for the government to avoid paying people during a shutdown. 

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Federal employee health programs are ‘essential services’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

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Relocation plans haven’t changed after IG report, USDA tells employees

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United States Department of Agriculture employee Lori Lodato, of Wilmington, Mass., display placards during a rally by federal employees and supporters, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in front of the Statehouse in Boston, held to call for an end of the partial shutdown of the federal government. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Nearly 10,000 NTEU bargaining members opt into union’s shutdown lawsuit

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In this Nov. 1, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, Syria. The United States’ main ally in Syria on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State militants have been defeated and warned that the withdrawal of American troops would lead to a resurgence of the extremist group. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zoe Garbarino via AP)

Judge rules all-male military draft is unconstitutional

In today’s Federal Newscast, after the National Coalition for Men sued, a federal district judge ruled in its favor, saying forcing only men to register…

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Federal judge will consider motion to dismiss NTEU’s shutdown lawsuit

Federal district Judge Richard Leon acknowledged the potential for precedent with NTEU’s lawsuit if he denies the motion to dismiss the case, which challenges…

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Source of financial help proposed for feds for potential shutdown

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issues a new interim rule allowing participants in the Thrift Savings Plan to take a loan while in non-pay status.

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