essential employees

  • 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.

  • Shutdown couldn’t have come at ‘worse time’ for IRS

    The past few months have been particularly challenging for the IRS, with budget ups and downs, a long government shutdown and a complex new tax code.

  • Shutdown touches pay and taxes

    The timing of the third shutdown of 2018 and the implementation of 2017 tax reform created major paycheck and cash flow problems for tens of thousands around the nation.

  • Presidents Day: What’s in it for you?

    This is one of those federal holidays that a lot of people don’t get. It’s a combined celebration for two of our greatest president.

  • Are you having fun yet?

    Is life as a civil servant, a steady rewarding job with the opportunity to help others, what you had hoped an expected? If you could, would you do it again or would you choose another, less stressful career?

  • Fed up feds may have good news on shutdown

    Guest commentator Jeff Neal explains why his long-time optimism about working for the federal government may be fading if another shutdown happens this month or in October.

  • Shutdown shrinks paychecks

    Federal agencies are reportedly suffering glitches to get back pay to essential and furloughed employees from the recent partial government shutdown.

  • Shutdown spotlight on ‘fat-cat’ feds

    Imagine asking for a $100 grant or gift from a charity because you desperately need it to fill the tank with gas so you could get to a job where you were not getting paid?

  • What if shutdown becomes negligent homicide?

    During the 30-plus of the latest, longest “partial” government shutdown there have been no major incidents, yet. But the clock is ticking and everybody knows it.