Some of the 800,000 feds that felt the impact of the record long government shutdown in their pockets may still be playing financial catch-up.
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.
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.
Federal employees used to donating their time and money to support charities in their communities are now seeking assistance for themselves, after 800,000 federal employees missed a paycheck Friday.
Use the Combined Federal Campaign’s Green (or Giving) Tuesday as an antidote to the consumerism of Cyber Monday and Black Friday.
Since 1961, the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal workforce’s annual giving program, has raised more than $8.3 billion to support charities ranging from disaster relief to housing, education, medical research, the arts and animal welfare.
Giving Tuesday gives everyone the chance to be a philanthropist. Blue Cross-Blue Shield joins with FEEA to promote more assistance for federal employees.
For the first time, federal retirees were supposed to be able to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign this year. But the Office of Personnel Management is still waiting for final clearance to solicit donations from retirees, and it can’t accept annuitants’ contributions online.
Some key changes are coming to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2017, including online donations and the ability for retirees to give.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says sequestration is the ultimate boogeyman under the bed in this federally oriented town, where furloughs and government shutdowns can and do happen.