The longest partial government shutdown in history is now a month and counting and several banking institutions announced a variety of loans and other special assistance to members affected.
The longest government shutdown in history is of course affecting agency operations, but what about the mindsets of their employees?
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.
You probably know that today is a federal holiday although during a time of multiple shutdowns it is sometimes hard to know what’s happening and to whom, and for how long.
Federal workers and their unions are not finished voicing their thoughts on the partial government shutdown, which hit 28 days ago on Friday. Around the country employees rallied in protest this week, demanding an end to the impasse between Congress and the White House and the return of their paychecks.
In today's Federal Newscast, two senators asked the Transportation Security Administration for its plan if staffing shortages and call outs continue.
Politicians with a vested interest in an extended shutdown might want to call home from time to time to see how well things are not going, especially in places where the government payroll is king.
Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5
Last Friday was the first blank check many workers have ever received from Uncle Sam. But for some long-time feds the payless payday was not the first.
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it's making sure federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown are still receiving healthcare coverage.
Federal statute instructs agencies use reductions-in-force (RIFs) if employees have been furloughed for 30 days or longer, but regulations don't apply to workers furloughed due to a government shutdown.
As the record-breaking shutdown continues, here's a comprehensive list of legislation introduced by lawmakers to build resilience in the workforce and combat looming financial hardship.
In today's Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.
The politicians, who are still getting paid, assured civil servants — those forced to stay home and those required to work — they will get back pay someday.