Tag: Shutdown

Daily Cost of Unpaid Federal Wages in a Shutdown

on February 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What is the total daily cost of unpaid wages to federal employees during a partial government shutdown? This analysis from CNN breaks it all down.

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More Lawmakers Want Back Pay Plus Interest for the Shutdown

By on February 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
More Lawmakers Want Back Pay Plus Interest for the Shutdown

Companion legislation has been introduced in the House to give federal employees back pay plus interest for shutdowns.

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Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

By on February 12, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

An agreement has been reached in principle to avoid another shutdown. The author analyzes possible outcomes and implications for federal employees.

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Negotiators Say They Reached an Agreement In Principle to Avoid a Shutdown

on February 12, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Congressional negotiators say they have reached an agreement in principle to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week.

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A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

By on February 10, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

Initial indicators are that the economy felt minimal impact from the shutdown, potentially giving politicians more incentive to utilize them in the future.

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How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

By on February 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

OPM has released a list of frequently asked post-shutdown questions addressing various pay/benefits issues.

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Some Federal Employees Still Waiting on Pay from Shutdown

on February 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, some federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays.

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Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

By on February 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

A rule change will allow certain TSP participants to request loans during government shutdowns regardless of whether they are being paid.

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Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

By on February 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

Legislation has been introduced to withhold pay for Congress, the president and vice president in the event of government shutdowns.

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The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

By on February 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

Could another shutdown be the event that sparks a retirement tsunami? The author explains a potential problem he sees looming.

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