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.
Agencies need to send second furlough notices if the government shutdown goes beyond 30 days, the Office of Personnel Management said.
The Washington, D.C. area has been feeling the pinch of the partial government shutdown. Fewer federal employees are around to buy stuff or even ride the Metro.
In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators asked the Transportation Security Administration for its plan if staffing shortages and call outs continue.
The National Treasury Employees Union has added a third count to its lawsuit against the Trump administration and questioned the legality of the decision to recall some IRS employees during the government shutdown.
Federal News Network is soliciting your questions about your pay, benefits, retirement and other topics during the government shutdown.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
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.
A federal district judge refused to compel the executive branch to find an immediate end to the government shutdown’s impacts on excepted federal employees working without pay. The judge’s decision maintains the status quo. Other lawsuits challenging the shutdown’s legitimacy are still pending.
In a few weeks Congress will have to agree whether to raise the debt ceiling threatening the next showdown. Yet at least the House has shown some bipartisanship.