Any budget deal in Congress has to be reached a lot sooner than you might think. The House and Senate need more than just enough time to pass it. Because of that Russell Berman, congressional reporter, says not to be surprised if another continuing resolution is needed to keep the lights on at your agency.
Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Steve Losey, financial planner Arthur Stein, and president of the Senior Executives Association Carol Bonosaro join us to answer your questions.
If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn’t work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.
The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.
The Congressional Research Service has taken a look at the ”Causes, Processes, and Effects” of shutting down the federal government.
Sure, you know you need to have emergency funds on hand, but other than panicking, what’s a fed to do? We ask certified planner Arthur Stein.
It’s not just federal employees that are concerned about the potential government shutdown. We get tips on how contractors should be preparing from federal sales consultant Rob Guerra.
With a potential shutdown, feds looking for monetary relief would have to finalize it before operations cease.
Suspicions that Congress will not be able to produce a budget by the March 4 deadline has many worrying: What will happen if the government shuts down?
Federal employees are barred from voluntarily working unpaid during a shutdown, explains Cisco’s Alan Balutis.