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Should another government shutdown occur, a bill introduced by an Arizona Democratic congressman would force Congress to stay in town until it's over.
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.
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.
Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.
The annual winter presentation of the president's budget is akin to other ancient rituals which have since lost their original purpose.
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.
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.
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.
For now, the 35-day government shutdown does not seem to have caused a massive increase in federal retirement, despite predictions to the contrary.
With the news and some background on NASA's Operation IceBridge, Linette Boisvert, the deputy project scientist, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today's Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it's found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.
A time frame has been issued for when feds can expect new locality pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management, 12 days after the president signed a 1.9 percent 2019 pay raise for civilian employees.
Margot Conrad, director of federal workforce programs at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to further discuss the effects of the previous shutdown.
The 35-day partial government shutdown presented different challenges for federal agencies but the Small Business Administration is back to operating at pre-shutdown levels.