The Federal Eye: government shutdown


Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/04/2014

For federal employees, debt ceiling approach follows familiar path

The looming debt-ceiling fight has the feel of deja vu for fiscal crisis-weary feds.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, G fund, government shutdown, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/18/2013

More federal employees tapped retirement savings in shutdown

Drawdown of TSP accounts could impact long-term finances of employees who faced short-term hardships.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, retirement savings, Thrift Savings Plan, TSP

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013

What ending the shutdown means for federal employees

Answers to questions about the impact of restored funding on pay and benefits of federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, benefits, excepted employees, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Furloughed employees typically would return on day after shutdown ends

Furloughed federal employees generally would be expected to report for work on their next regular working day but there could be exceptions.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, return to work

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Coalition of veteran and military groups demanding end to shutdown

Members of a coalition of 33 organizations are to gather at the World War II Memorial to demand an end to the shutdown.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Shutdown leaves federal charity with uncertainties

The charity that relies on contributions from federal employees faces uncertainty because of the shutdown and furloughed workers.

By Joe Davidson  |  09:13 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  combined federal campaign, government shutdown

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Furloughs could shortchange employees of leave benefits

Many federal workers could accrue less leave than usual, at least temporarily.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, government shutdown, leave, pay

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Back pay bill's effect on furlough uncertain

Bill before Congress would provide needed authority for pay, but separate authority for the programs they work in is another matter.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown Q and A: Federal retirement benefits

How the shutdown affects federal retirement benefits, for both active and retired employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal annuities, federal retirement, government shutdown, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/30/2013

CBO, MSPB Announce Shutdown Plans

Congress's own budget agency and the main appeals agency for federal workers outline plans.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, government shutdown, MSPB

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Ethical limits on federal employees would continue in shutdown

Employees on unpaid leave remain subject to restrictions on outside employment.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conflict of interest, ethics, federal employees, government shutdown, outside employment

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/29/2013

House vote means many federal services could shut down

House vote to link delay in health law to funding government could lead to a shutdown of government services and the furlough of many federal employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Shutdown could carry pay risk even for employees kept on the job

Federal workers kept on the job would lose the guarantee of retroactive pay if they missed work during shutdown.

By Eric Yoder  |  08:43 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  excepted employees, federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, paid leave, sick leave

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

‘Nonessential’ label is upsetting to federal workers

Funding lapse would trigger stigmatizing distinctions among agency employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Government shutdown? We want to hear from federal workers

Federal workers: We want to hear what you think about a possible government shutdown

By Lisa Rein  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shutdown threat raises pay, benefits issues for federal employees

Some answers to common questions about the financial impact on the government’s workforce.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benefits, federal employees, government shutdown, health insurance, pay, retirement

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Unions launch offensive against potential government shutdown

The unions demand back pay for federal employees who would be sent home.

By Lisa Rein  |  05:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013

OMB to agencies: Start making shutdown plans

Plans for possible funding lapse are to include review of which employees would stay on the job.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agency closings, furloughs, government shutdown

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Short-term House spending measure would avoid shutdown

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee proposed the plan, which would extend current funding levels through mid-December.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013

10 questions and answers on budgetary threats to federal employees

How the triple threats of the debt limit, sequestration and a government shutdown could affect federal employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, sequestration