Raise of 1 percent would follow freeze on salary rates over 2011-2013.
Answers to questions about the impact of restored funding on pay and benefits of federal workers.
Furloughed federal employees generally would be expected to report for work on their next regular working day but there could be exceptions.
Many federal workers could accrue less leave than usual, at least temporarily.
As the government bumps up against the debt ceiling, one place it cannot look for more headroom is the federal employee retirement savings program.
Federal workers share their top tips for surviving furlough.
In a weird way, this stupid government shutdown could improve the perception of federal employees, says the Federal Diary column.
Bill before Congress would provide needed authority for pay, but separate authority for the programs they work in is another matter.
Federal employees have a strong sense of mission. Now in the second day of furlough because the government is shutdown due to a congressional budget impasse, many workers are idle.
A labor leader representing federal employees is calling on them to "take to the streets" to protest a partial government shutdown that began Tuesday.