Latest from Joe Davidson

IRS employees are among the 800,000 federal employees not being paid. Now, an increasing number of them are being told they must work without pay.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Federal employees required to work without pay during the partial government shutdown are in a twilight zone. They can't stay home. They can't strike. They can't take a second job, if they're working mandatory overtime, such as some correctional officers.

  • Jan 16, 2019

The Combined Federal Campaign funnels federal employee charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofits. After a 40 percent drop in contributions in 2017, it is suffering more because of the partial government shutdown.

  • Jan 14, 2019

Hundreds of furloughed federal employees took their frustrations and anger to the White House on Thursday, demanding an end to the three-week partial government shutdown.

  • Jan 11, 2019

Hundreds of federal employees took a day of classes at American University to help cope with the partial government shutdown. Some federal correctional officers have called in sick, as in sick of the shutdown.

  • Jan 9, 2019

Trump, who has suggested that the shutdown could last months or a year, has displayed woeful ignorance of the plight of federal employees.

  • Jan 7, 2019

Polls show Americans don't favor Trump's wall and blame him for the shutdown. But he persists as federal services and federal employees suffer.

  • Jan 4, 2019

The partial government shutdown is a total government failure brought on by President Trump's demand for a wall and his caving to right-wing media personalities. It is the low-wage federal contractors, who clean federal buildings and work in cafeterias, who will suffer the most.

  • Dec 24, 2018

A veteran Foreign Service family will spend its 13th Christmas abroad in service to their country.

  • Dec 21, 2018

A new GAO report raises serious issues about poor Trump administration planning. That could lead to increased costs.

  • Aug 7, 2018
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