government shutdown

  • Congress approves three-day continuing resolution

    The House and Senate have passed a short-term continuing resolution that will keep the government operating until Dec. 21, 2010.

  • What will happen to feds in 2011?

    This week’s show is all about you – the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress? January 12, 2011

  • House GOP targets more programs for deeper budget cuts

    Republican leaders in the House are calling for even deeper budgets cuts by putting forward a plan that cuts about $60 billion to hundreds of federal programs for the seven months remaining in the current fiscal year.

  • SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

    AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

  • Unions urge feds to call Congress to stop shutdown

    Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.

  • Gray: Federal shutdown threatens D.C. city services

    A shutdown of the federal government could cause a chain reaction and lead to the loss of many D.C. city services, the District’s mayor says.

  • Clearance jobs and the government shutdown editor Lindy Kyzer joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of the current job market and what you can do to find out which jobs are available. April 8, 2011 (Encore presentation April 29, 2011)

  • Behind feds’ health premium changes

    Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey. September 28, 2011

  • Analysis: Feds have plenty to focus on with omnibus, defense bill unresolved

    Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal of McAleese and Associates, anticipates some last minute maneuvering from Congress to secure funding for 2012.

  • Are happy days here again for the TSP?

    Financial planner Arthur Stein, will answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan, and give advice on what you should be doing with your TSP accounts. January 9, 2013