Tag: Shutdown

Agreement Reached to Avoid Government Shutdown

September 4, 2020 3:23 PM

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have "an informal agreement" to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of September.

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OPM Proposes New Protections for Federal Employees’ Health Benefits During Future Shutdowns

July 18, 2020 10:24 AM , Updated July 20, 2020 7:56 AM
OPM Proposes New Protections for Federal Employees’ Health Benefits During Future Shutdowns

OPM is issuing a proposed rule which would ensure federal employees will not have interruptions in some of their health benefits in the event of a shutdown.

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Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

January 16, 2020 11:02 AM , Updated January 30, 2020 5:15 AM
Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

Which topics were of the most interest to federal employees in 2019? Here is the top 20 list of the most popular FedSmith articles last year.

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2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

December 31, 2019 12:22 PM , Updated January 13, 2020 9:39 AM
2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

2019 was an eventful year for federal employees. These are some of the highlights.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

December 11, 2019 9:28 AM , Updated December 26, 2019 9:58 AM

Another bill has been introduced to end government shutdowns and help the federal employees who suffer from the effects.

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Another Bill Attempts to Protect Credit of Federal Employees During Shutdowns

November 21, 2019 2:18 PM , Updated December 9, 2019 2:02 PM

A second bill has been introduced that claims it will help protect the credit of federal employees in the event of a shutdown.

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CBO Weighs in on the Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act

September 23, 2019 12:14 PM , Updated October 2, 2019 9:21 AM
CBO Weighs in on the Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act

The CBO has offered a cost analysis of a bill designed to protect federal employees’ health insurance benefits during government shutdowns.

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Legislation Introduced to Protect Credit of Federal Employees Impacted by Shutdowns

September 21, 2019 8:57 AM , Updated October 1, 2019 1:55 PM

New legislation aims to protect the credit reports of federal employees impacted by government shutdowns.

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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

September 18, 2019 3:24 PM , Updated October 1, 2019 1:55 PM
How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

A new Senate report attempts to compile the total costs of recent partial government shutdowns.

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

August 1, 2019 12:47 PM , Updated August 13, 2019 9:57 AM

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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