partial government shutdown

  • Trump names pick for US chief technology officer

    In today’s Federal Newscast, former venture capitalist Michael Kratsios is tapped to become the next U.S. chief technology officer.

  • Fed up with being a fed?

    Retirement expert John Grobe, himself a former fed, said the length and uncertainty of the recent shutdown has a lot more people thinking about retirement, or just leaving government for greener pastures.

  • Bill would force lawmakers to stay in DC during future shutdowns

    Should another government shutdown occur, a bill introduced by an Arizona Democratic congressman would force Congress to stay in town until it’s over.

  • Federal gov’t still recruiting in aftermath of longest shutdown in history

    Who would apply for a job at a place where you might be forced to work without pay for a month, or that is threatened with bankruptcy every year? American University’s Bob Tobias says that is how the federal government looks right now.

  • Shutdown dings TSP contributions

    Of the eligible Federal Employees Retirement System participants who have Thrift Savings Plan accounts, January participation rates rose by less than 1 percent because of missed contributions due to the partial government shutdown.

  • Next shutdown, no problem: Get a pay day loan

    Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.

  • Let the budget dance begin — again

    The annual winter presentation of the president’s budget is akin to other ancient rituals which have since lost their original purpose.

  • After shutdown wiped out reserves, CFC preps for 2019 Christmas season

    The Washington, D.C. metro area’s Combined Federal Campaign came tantalizingly close to meeting its 2018 charity fundraising goal, but then came the longest government shutdown in history.

  • Retirement tsunami or aging in place?

    Ever since the late 1990s some experts on government matters have been predicting a tidal wave of retirements from key federal agencies. That sparked fears of a brain drain as experienced feds fled their jobs heading for the shuffle-board courts.

  • Senators hope to secure back pay for contractors affected by government shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.