Tag: Shutdown

The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

By on January 20, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

The author says the shutdown highlights the fact that the Democratic party has forgotten its roots, and federal employees are paying the price.

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Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

on January 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the shutdown drama continues, some in Washington have begun to wonder aloud that it might take a dramatic failure of government to raise the level of anger among the general of public to a level needed to bring about an end to the shutdown.

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Bill Would Authorize Interest Free Loans During the Shutdown

By on January 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Authorize Interest Free Loans During the Shutdown

A new legislative proposal would require the Treasury Department to make interest free loans available to federal employees during the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A recently introduced bill is designed to prevent government shutdowns by giving Congress consequences for not passing timely spending bills.

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Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

The author says that without more dire consequences from shutdowns, it is unlikely that any lessons will be learned from them.

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Experts: Crowdfunding Federal Employees Likely Violating Ethics Rules

on January 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some federal employees have turned to crowdfunding to raise money during the ongoing partial government shutdown, something that could potentially run them afoul of government ethics rules according to some experts.

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Bill Would Let Federal Employees Withdraw From Their Retirement Funds During Shutdown

By on January 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Let Federal Employees Withdraw From Their Retirement Funds During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would let federal employees and contractors withdraw from retirement accounts without penalty during the shutdown.

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White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to work without pay.

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Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?

on January 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Despite the prolonged shutdown, there are several likely reasons why federal employees continue to show up to work without being paid.

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President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

By on January 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

President Trump has signed legislation into law that guarantees back pay to federal employees.

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