A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

The author says the partial government shutdown is a reminder for federal employees to always be prepared with emergency savings to get through tough times.

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TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

The TSA administrator announced he is paying a bonus to officers to help alleviate some of the financial hardship of the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Legislation has been reintroduced that aims to put an end to government shutdowns for good.

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Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

By on January 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would ensure that essential federal employees continue to get their regular paychecks during the current shutdown.

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OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Pay and Benefits During the Shutdown

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits
OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Pay and Benefits During the Shutdown

OPM has released a fact sheet with information on what happens to your pay and benefits during the ongoing shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Provide Back Pay to Low-Wage Contract Workers

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Provide Back Pay to Low-Wage Contract Workers

Legislation has been introduced to guarantee back pay to low-wage federal contract workers impacted by the shutdown.

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Congress Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congress Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown

Legislation to guarantee back pay to federal employees has now passed both the House and the Senate.

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When Back Pay Is Not Good Enough

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
When Back Pay Is Not Good Enough

The author says that even though Congress can and should guarantee back pay for federal employees, it is not enough by itself.

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Senate Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown

By on January 10, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senate Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown

Legislation to guarantee back pay to federal employees has passed the Senate.

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NTEU Files Another Lawsuit Over the Shutdown

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NTEU Files Another Lawsuit Over the Shutdown

NTEU has filed a second lawsuit over the shutdown which alleges that it is unconstitutional to require some federal employees to work without pay.

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