Tag: Shutdown

Lawmakers Looking Into Back Pay Problems

February 13, 2019 11:20 AM , Updated February 21, 2019 5:27 PM
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

February 13, 2019 9:00 AM
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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More Lawmakers Want Back Pay Plus Interest for the Shutdown

February 12, 2019 10:14 AM , Updated February 21, 2019 5:27 PM
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

February 12, 2019 7:07 AM
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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A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

February 10, 2019 7:36 AM , Updated February 14, 2019 5:15 PM
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?

February 9, 2019 6:32 AM , Updated February 18, 2019 12:40 PM

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

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Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

February 6, 2019 9:28 AM , Updated June 12, 2019 3:35 PM
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

February 5, 2019 9:39 AM , Updated February 12, 2019 11:28 AM

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

February 4, 2019 11:49 AM , Updated February 12, 2019 11:28 AM

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

February 4, 2019 9:08 AM , Updated March 27, 2019 1:49 PM

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

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