Are shutdowns miserable and unfair? Absolutely. Should federal workers be treated the way they were? No way. Is the government a terrible employer? No.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative TJ Cox’s (D-CA) first introduced legislation in Congress is meant to ease the financial hardship furloughed federal employees are currently enduring.
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.
Hundreds of government scientists are missing three major scientific conferences this week because of the partial government shutdown
Contractors join federal employees and their families as the so-called collateral damage in the latest political game of chicken.
With furlough exceptions focused on protection of life and property, “partial” government shutdown paints a picture of two governments.
While Congress has taken steps Wednesday to introduce another continuing resolution and avoid a partial government shutdown, the IRS is prepared to furlough the vast majority of its workforce if lawmakers fail to fund agencies past the Friday midnight deadline.
As some agencies continue planning for a potential lapse in appropriations at the end of the week, a partial government shutdown may pose the biggest risk for employees’ holiday vacation plans.
Congress has less than a week before funding for some federal agencies expires on Dec. 21. Will the government close? Will federal employees get a pay raise in 2019? There are many possibilities and few clear answers.
Instead of “essential” and nonessential,” the labels “emergency” and “nonemergency”are being used more to describe which feds have to work in the event of a government shutdown, whether from bad storms or blustering in the White House