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
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
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
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

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

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U.S. Asks to Toss Case Over Work During Shutdown

December 6, 2019 1:53 PM

The government has asked a federal court to dismiss a suit against its policies of keeping some federal employees at work without pay when an agency has no authority to spend money.

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No Government Shutdown, For Now

November 21, 2019 4:11 PM

President Trump has signed a temporary spending bill to fund federal agencies until December 20, averting a possible government shutdown after it cleared the Senate late Thursday.

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Another Bill Attempts to Protect Credit of Federal Employees During Shutdowns

November 21, 2019 2:18 PM
Another Bill Attempts to Protect Credit of Federal Employees During Shutdowns

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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Congress Strikes Stopgap Funding Deal

November 18, 2019 12:42 PM

House and Senate leaders secured a deal on Monday afternoon that would extend government funding for four more weeks and sidestep a debilitating governmentwide shutdown.

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Democrats Renew Push For Contractor Back Pay From Government Shutdown

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM

Democratic senators are pushing their colleagues to support an amendment that would provide back pay for low-wage government contractors who went without pay during the record 35-day shutdown earlier this year.

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