Employees at the Office of Personnel Management may face administrative furloughs if Congress doesn’t advance the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the agency with the General Services Administration, or if lawmakers can’t pass permanent 2020 funding by the end of the fiscal year.
The Office of Personnel Management has updated guidance on what federal employees impacted by a potential partial government shutdown should expect over the coming holidays.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee once again is considering changes to the disciplinary appeals process for federal employees.
Federal Drive Host Tom Temin and Executive Editor Jason Miller discuss the recent government shutdown and the chances of it happening again in a few weeks.
The Office of Management and Budget told agencies to begin sending employees informal notices about their work status by the end of Friday. Formal notices detailing their “excepted” or “furloughed” status should come over the weekend and into Monday.
Congress has until midnight on Friday, Dec. 22 to avoid a government shutdown. As a federal employee or contractor, let us know what you think about a possible shutdown.
If Washington-based politicians trigger or allow a pre-Christmas government shutdown, its economic impact will be felt in hundreds of places thousands of miles from Capitol Hill.
Pentagon officials said Thursday that they have tweaked their government shutdown contingency plans since the last time one occurred in 2013, but emphasized that there is little they can do to stave off a shutdown’s most damaging effects.
Federal employees still recovering financially from the 2013 furloughs can relax a little, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
When it comes to government shutdowns, remember that every silver lining has a cloud, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.