employee furloughs

  • Should astronauts be furloughed, too?

    If one of the next furloughs happens while a team of American astronauts are heading for the Moon, will they be forced to abort their mission and return to Earth?

  • Shutdown’s permanent collateral damage

    The reason for the new shutdown decision deadline is that lawmakers have not approved appropriations to keep all federal agencies operating after Oct. 1.

  • Ahead of budget deadline, GAO recaps what’s (not) allowed during a government shutdown

    Congress seems to be working hard to avoid a lapse in appropriations when the fiscal year ends in a couple of weeks. But anything can happen.

  • No more ‘poison pill’ fed furloughs?

    The new  budget deal between Congress and the White House includes a two-year ban on sequestration-related furloughs for federal workers.

  • OPM employees may face furloughs if Congress doesn’t endorse GSA merger

    Employees at the Office of Personnel Management may face administrative furloughs if Congress doesn’t advance the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the agency with the General Services Administration, or if lawmakers can’t pass permanent 2020 funding by the end of the fiscal year.

  • Pay raise/shutdown — a nasty combination

    Imagine if you were four months late with your rent or mortgage payment. What if the largest employer in your community forced people to work without pay?

  • Is your agency as good as when you first started?

    Did the recent shutdown do at least one constructive thing: Spotlight the lack of federal workers?

  • Shutdown dings TSP contributions

    Of the eligible Federal Employees Retirement System participants who have Thrift Savings Plan accounts, January participation rates rose by less than 1 percent because of missed contributions due to the partial government shutdown.

  • Next shutdown, no problem: Get a pay day loan

    Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.

  • How to (not) welcome employees back to work

    The most important thing is usable information that’s easy to find. Some agencies fall short.