Tag: Shutdown

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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Legislation Would Give Back Pay to Federal Contractors

By on February 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Give Back Pay to Federal Contractors

Recently introduced legislation would give back pay to federal contractors for the recent shutdown.

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Will History Repeat Itself? Federal Employees Should Not Rule Out Possibility of 2019 Pay Raise

By on January 31, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will History Repeat Itself? Federal Employees Should Not Rule Out Possibility of 2019 Pay Raise

A pay raise is still a possibility this year despite the president’s pay freeze. The author explains how this would work.

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Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 31, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Another bill has been introduced with the intent of bringing a permanent end to government shutdowns.

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Bill Would Give Federal Employees Back Pay Plus Interest

By on January 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Give Federal Employees Back Pay Plus Interest

Legislation has recently been introduced to pay federal employees back pay plus interest for the recent shutdown.

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An Open Letter to Federal Workers

By on January 30, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
An Open Letter to Federal Workers

Federal employees likely have a lot on their minds after the shutdown. The author offers both his thanks and some career advice to consider.

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