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Impact of the Government Shutdown on the IRS

By on February 14, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Impact of the Government Shutdown on the IRS

The annual report from the Taxpayer Advocate Service outlines the impact of the shutdown on the IRS and agency problems as a result of using 1960’s computer technology.

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Congressman Wants to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Worked During the Shutdown

By on February 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congressman Wants to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Worked During the Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would pay bonuses to federal employees who worked without pay during the recent partial government shutdown.

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Lawmakers Looking Into Back Pay Problems

By on February 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Looking Into Back Pay Problems

Three lawmakers want information on what is being done to resolve problems in giving federal employees their full back pay from the recent shutdown.

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Treasury: Tax Refunds are Safe in the Event of Another Shutdown

By on February 13, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Treasury: Tax Refunds are Safe in the Event of Another Shutdown

Even if there is another shutdown, the Treasury Department says taxpayer refunds will still be paid.

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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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