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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

By on August 1, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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House Advances Spending Package with Back Pay for Low Wage Contractor Employees

By on June 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Advances Spending Package with Back Pay for Low Wage Contractor Employees

The House approved a spending package that includes back pay for low wage federal contractor employees.

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Another Shutdown? Now Is The Time For Congress To Act To Protect Federal Workers And Contractors

By on June 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Another Shutdown? Now Is The Time For Congress To Act To Protect Federal Workers And Contractors

The author says that provisions of several bills that have been introduced should be enacted to help avoid government shutdowns.

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Feds Ask For Shutdown Paycheck Lawsuit to Be Dismissed

on June 18, 2019 in Court Cases, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The U.S. Government has filed a motion in U.S. Claims Court to dismiss a collective action lawsuit brought against them by federal employees who worked during the nearly monthlong shutdown without being paid on their scheduled pay dates.

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Shutdown Causes Federal Employee’s Mortgage Application to Be Denied Which Leads to New Bill

By on April 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Shutdown Causes Federal Employee’s Mortgage Application to Be Denied Which Leads to New Bill

Legislation has been introduced to encourage banks to work with federal employees impacted by government shutdowns.

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Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

By on April 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

Use or lose leave is annual leave that expires if regulatory requirements are not met, but what happens in the event of a shutdown? Do the requirements apply?

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Bills Introduced to Safeguard Insurance Benefits During Shutdowns

By on April 3, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bills Introduced to Safeguard Insurance Benefits During Shutdowns

A pair of bills have been introduced to with the intention of protecting federal employees’ insurance benefits in the event of a shutdown.

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Maryland Passes Shutdown Assistance Law for Federal Employees

on March 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A bill just signed into law in Maryland would provide temporary assistance through the state during future shutdowns to excepted federal employees who have to work without pay in a partial government shutdown.

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What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

By on March 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

OPM has issued guidance on how “use or lose” annual leave donations will be handled as a result of the recent shutdown.

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Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

By on March 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

A group of House lawmakers are still working to secure back pay for federal contractors from the recent government shutdown.

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