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What the latest court decision means for employees seeking 2018 shutdown pay

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday rejected the government lawyers’ bids to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the 35-day government shutdown that…

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FY 2019 halfway over, 2020 CR already up for discussion

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Senate’s 2020 budget resolution passes without contractor back pay for future shutdowns

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AP/Ryan EstradaAdm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard focuses on readiness, hiring for 2020 in shadow of shutdown

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Senators hope to eliminate federal retirement cuts from budget resolution

In today’s Federal Newscast, three Senate Democrats want to take federal retirement cuts off the table in the proposed 2020 budget resolution.

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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.

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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.

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