President Trump has signed a bill guaranteeing that federal workers sent home unpaid due to the partial government shutdown will receive retroactive pay--which already had been assured for those who have continued to work without pay in shuttered agencies.
President Trump is expected to approve back pay for those sent home because of the partial government shutdown, once they go back to work.
Upcoming empty pay checks for 800,000 federal employees will mean missing a loan repayment for those who have borrowed against their Thrift Savings Plan retirement savings accounts, but they're not at immediate risk of default.
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Congress still could vote in favor of providing a raise, but it would take effect only if Trump approves it.
A bill advancing in Congress to prevent a partial government shutdown doesn't provide for a federal employee raise in January after a bid to set a 1.9 percent increase was blocked, but proponents of a raise say they'll fight on — into next year, if necessary.
Pilot project to test retraining current federal employees to move into cybersecurity roles.
Most federal employees will be excused from work Wednesday as the government closes for the national day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.
An advisory council concluded that the “pay gap” is somewhat smaller but split over whether to recommend changes.
The maximum for regular investments in the savings plan will increase by $500 from the current $18,500 while an additional amount allowed for those ages 50 and older will remain $6,000.