As Coast Guard members finally collect their back pay from the five-week shutdown the question is, how are they doing financially and emotionally?
If you don’t like financial surprises you are probably going to hate the catch-up paycheck coming your way. The money you get for shutdown-delayed wages may not be nearly as much as you expected.
Are shutdowns miserable and unfair? Absolutely. Should federal workers be treated the way they were? No way. Is the government a terrible employer? No.
Contractors, like federal employees, are glad to see the government reopen but are suspicious of the fact that it's only a three-week continuing resolution.
During a shutdown, health insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program continue for up to a year for workers in a nonpay status due to the shutdown.
People in financial trouble can be cybersecurity risks. Take those 800,000 federal employees on furlough or working without pay. Aubrey Turner, from Optiv Security, joined Federal Drive to discuss those risks.
If the ongoing government "partial" shutdown has you confused, bewitched, bothered and bewildered welcome to Club FUBAR. As long as politicians who don’t have any skin in the game keep getting paid, shutdowns will continue.
The 2013 shutdown which lasted 16 days and cost the government an estimated $2.5 billion. With 34 days and counting this year's stalemate could meet that number.
Regardless of views on the wall or immigration or border security, commentator Jeff Neal believes most Americans can agree on one thing: This shutdown is a shameful display of politics and utter disregard for people.
In today's Federal Newscast, agency leaders are being asked to provide a list of what programs will be effected if the current partial government shutdown goes into March and April.
So what’s it like inside the shutdown? One furloughed Federal Aviation Administration employee says it's like being in purgatory keeping busy while waiting for a paycheck.
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions about how the lapse in funding is impacting you, your organization, your fellow employees and what will your biggest challenges be when the those agencies finally reopen.
To find out just how much loss that is, Bloomberg Government analyst Paul Murphy joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
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.