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Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

By on January 15, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

A federal judge refused to issue an order to force the government to pay federal employees who currently are required to work during the shutdown.

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Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

By on January 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

Legislation has been introduced to formalize the continuation of a pay freeze on the vice president and other senior officials during the shutdown.

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TSA Screener No-Shows Soaring in Shutdown

on January 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.

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A Shutdown to ‘Smoke out the Resistance’

on January 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Could there be an ulterior motive to the ongoing shutdown? A senior official with the Trump administration says in this editorial that although going without a paycheck has been difficult, the lapse in appropriations "is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good."

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Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

Does FEHB coverage ever cease under a partial government shutdown?

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Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would allow excepted federal employees to withdraw from the TSP with no penalties to have money during shutdowns.

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A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Lack of Financial Planning Leads to Unpleasant Consequences

The author says the partial government shutdown is a reminder for federal employees to always be prepared with emergency savings to get through tough times.

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TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

The TSA administrator announced he is paying a bonus to officers to help alleviate some of the financial hardship of the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Legislation has been reintroduced that aims to put an end to government shutdowns for good.

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Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

By on January 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would ensure that essential federal employees continue to get their regular paychecks during the current shutdown.

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