The Federal Eye: Government Shutdown


Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Government shutdown preparations begin... just in case

Agencies are preparing contingency plans if Congress fails to reach a spending deal. What does it mean for you?

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Government shutdown preparations begin as funding talks stall

Federal agencies are instructed to update contingency plans in case Congress fails to reach a deal later this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Obama thanks federal employees for ‘patience and professionalism’ during government shutdown drama

Talk about an inter-office memo! The commander in chief thanks the rank and file for enduring the craziness of the past few weeks.

By Ed O'Keefe and Lisa Rein  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Workplace Issues

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Government shutdown averted: Back to work

The Federal Eye explains how preparations for a government shutdown disrupted federal operations across the country and fields questions on what the budget compromises might include.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Stories from the shutdown that never happened

The work of undoing shutdown preparation awaits federal workers Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Government shutdown: What happened when Congress missed its deadline

An obscure bit of federal rulemaking saved the government from closing.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:36 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Administration

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Lawmakers pushing bill to ensure all feds get paid afterward

The nation’s largest federal worker organization argues that the administration’s plans to have most employees continue working during a shutdown violates the Constitution.

By Ed O'Keefe and Joe Davidson  |  10:18 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Congress

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government Agency shutdown plan details: What is my agency’s plan if the government shuts down?

Updated | We are collecting each government agency’s shutdown plans and will be providing updates as we learn more.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown 2011: Will I get paid? What will be open? What can I expect?

Here is everything we know (so far) about what will happen if the government shuts down at midnight Friday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Federal worker: ‘This has just gotta’ stop’ (video)

Video | Federal workers picked up signs and protested the pending government shutdown.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown or not, the Postal Service keeps going

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor threat of shutdown will keep America's letter carries from the swift completion of their appointed rounds this weekend.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Postal Service

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Cuts in federal pay and benefits targeted as part of budget compromise, sources say

Negotiators might agree to $1.3 billion in savings by cutting the pay of at least some federal employees.

By Ed O'Keefe and Eric Yoder  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Eye Opener, Workplace Issues

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: We’re looking for locals!

We’re hoping you’ll share with us what this crazy week has been like for your and your neighbors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Obama’s top management guru frustrated by government shutdown

If things had gone differently, Jeffrey D. Zients this week might have been worrying about the Washington Nationals’ batting order. Instead he’s preparing for a government shutdown.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Administration, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown: Federal workers look for answers at ‘emergency’ town hall

They vented their frustrations and sought answers about what to expect.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011

The looming government shutdown

How Congress and the White House got to the brink of a budget collapse.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown explained (on video)

The Federal Eye shared the latest government shutdown updates and the potential impact of a slowdown in government operations this morning on television.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 05:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown prompts federal worker protests

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: Workers asked to update contact and pay information

A memo Wednesday told workers at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to update their contact information, in case managers need to call them at home during a shutdown, as well as their pay information.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:44 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Administration: Shutdown would furlough 800,000 federal workers

Government officials began warning Wednesday of significant cutbacks in government services as the threat of a government shutdown lurched one day closer to reality.

By Ed O'Keefe and Michael E. Ruane  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

No deal yet as government shutdown looms (Video)

The Federal Eye explains some of the details of a potential shutdown.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: What the workers are saying

Some of the best feedback we’ve received on how a shutdown would impact the rank and file.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown: What they’re telling the rank and file

E-mails and formal notices are going out to federal employees explaining what could happen if there’s a shutdown. It’s not good.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown would be bad for Smithsonian

Sure, everyone will feel the pain, but they’d really feel it at the government’s top museums and zoo.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Government shutdown: How it will impact federal pay and benefits

The Federal Eye reads the government’s official guidance so you don’t have to.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:35 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Government shutdown: What are they telling you?

Now that top agency bosses are instructed to share the details of shutdown plans, we want to know what federal workers are being told.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Post Today: Government shutdown looms (Video)

The Federal Eye discusses what might happen if a shutdown occurs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Obama administration moving forward with government shutdown plans

Top agency bosses are told in a memo to begin sharing contingency plans with senior career officials, the first step towards figuring out who is an “essential” employee.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:49 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Federal unions: Obama administration isn’t forthcoming with shutdown plans

Federal employee unions lashed out at the Obama administration on Monday, five days before Congress must agree on a budget.

By Lisa Rein  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Government shutdown: How is it impacting you?

Some of our readers share their hopes, fears and opinions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Frequently asked questions about a government shutdown

The Federal Eye and colleague Paul Kane tackle some of the most probing questions regarding what happens if there’s a budget impasse.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:31 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Union to Eric Cantor: Watch ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

They’re suggesting the GOP needs to review the U.S. Constitution.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011

How is the threat of a government shutdown impacting you?

Is the budget impasse having an impact on you or your colleagues? We want to know!

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011

NOAA warns weather forecasts will suffer from budget cuts

Trimming NOAA’s satellite funds could severly impact its ability to forecast the weather.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Many experts agree: Government shutdown likely

If you believe many budgetary and political experts, the federal government is shutting down.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Budget impasse means less paid overtime for some feds

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Budget, Workplace Issues

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011

How do continuing resolutions impact agencies?

A new three-week continuing resolution may make things easier for Congress, but likely will wreak havoc at federal agencies, if history is any guide.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Government shutdown averted (Video)

The Federal Eye appeared on Wednesday's "Fox 5 Morning News" to discuss the potential political fallout of a government shutdown.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Government shutdown avoided for now, with a two-week funding extension

House and Senate leaders on Tuesday bought themselves a little more time in their efforts to avoid a government shutdown, agreeing to a two-week funding extension that also includes $4 billion in spending cuts.

By Karen Tumulty and Ed O'Keefe  |  11:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/01/2011

How a potential government shutdown is impacting federal workers

Earlier this week we asked federal workers and contractors to share their thoughts on how a potential government shutdown might impact them -- and you've responded well.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Poll: Blame for possible government shutdown is divided

Americans are divided over who would be to blame for a potential government shutdown, with large numbers saying Republicans and President Obama are playing politics with the issue, according to a new Washington Post poll.

By Jon Cohen and Paul Kane  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Government Shutdown