(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Trump signs continuing resolution, averting government shutdown

The president has signed a temporary stopgap funding measure into law, which keeps agencies running through Dec. 11 and avoids a government shutdown.

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With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs

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Furlough notices arrive for some 13,400 USCIS employees

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USCIS pushes potential furlough date for 13,400 employees back to August

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USCIS threatens furloughs amid budget shortfall, TSA to offer more early retirements

Workforce changes may be coming soon to two subcomponents at the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,…

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The air traffic control tower at LaGuardia Airport is seen, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel Friday because of a

Shutdowns: 2020 style

If there’s a government shutdown next year, in late 2020, will air traffic controllers on paid parental leave actually get paid?

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Prepping for poverty, maybe throw in a recession too?

A year ago this week some long-service, long-suffering federal government workers were prepping for the slim possibility of a government shutdown over Christmas.

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