The author points out that the recent government shutdown highlights the important of having an emergency fund for times life happens and paychecks get missed.
The partial government shutdown took a toll on workers, but what effect did have on the national economy?
The shutdown has caused financial stress for federal employees who have had to go without paychecks. The author provides tips for financial protection both now and in the future.
A short-term agreement will re-open the government until February 15th. Back pay will occur quickly for federal employees according to President Trump.
The IRS is recalling additional employees back to work to process tax returns. The union agreement may provide a basis for not returning to work until the shutdown ends.
OPM is reminding agencies to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of excepted employees working during the ongoing partial government shutdown.