Congress left town without a plan to tackle a growing list of priorities that must get done, in some cases, by Sept. 30. They include a coronavirus relief package, bailout money for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Postal Service, and oh yeah, a plan to avoid a government shutdown.
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House threatens to veto the House's minibus to fund a large amount of agencies.
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and 47% of that was not competed among vendors.
In today's Federal Newscast, a Washington D.C. attorney says hundreds of thousands of federal employees are potential plaintiffs in this class action suit.
In today's Federal Newscast, about 4,000 federal employees have filed workers' compensation claims with the Labor Department due to COVID-19.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told employees it would delay the possibility of furloughs until the end of August. Employees will receive another furlough notice in the coming days reflecting the new potential date, the agency said.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee outlines its roadmap for oversight over the next five years.
The Senate will craft a stimulus bill very different from that of the House, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services could get bailout help from Congress this week.
Facing the possibility of furloughs next month, some employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are looking for temporary work or a new job altogether. Others plan to tap into their retirement savings and Thrift Savings Plan to stay afloat.
In today's Federal Newscast, National Archives and Records Administration employees have spent the pandemic making Black history records more accessible to the public.
In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants to know what DHS is doing to keep employees safe.
In today's Federal Newscast, two senators doubt the pandemic is the real reason behind the budget issues at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Congress is in a tug-of-war itself over immigration policies, and the bargaining chip is a $1.2 billion bailout that must come by Aug. 3 or else.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new digital tool to help screen veterans, employees and other visitors for coronavirus.