Lawmakers across the aisle in the House and Senate introduced two bills each to address the issue of health coverage during government shutdowns.
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A Research Analyst at Clever Real Estate surveyed 500 federal workers on the impact of the government shutdown and wrote a report on the findings.
Morale, hiring and recruitment all took a hit. Employees are still working to restore a sense of normalcy while wading through a 35-day backlog of work.
Agencies have learned how to ‘do more with less’ — or, in many instances, ‘do too much with nothing,’ all too well. That has demonstrated itself with decades of continuing resolutions… and shutdowns.
Some payroll and shared service centers said that employees affected by the shutdown can expect retroactive pay no later than Jan. 31.
Roughly a quarter of the federal government had been shut down for nearly five weeks before Friday’s announcement of a breakthrough.
On Jan. 23 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released recommendations for how agencies should carry out the bill for excepted employees.
Hundreds of protestors gathered in the Hart Senate Building to demand an end to the partial government shutdown. Some were federal workers, while others stood in solidarity as advocates.
Federal agencies are sending out second furlough notices to non-excepted employees, placing those workers in a non-pay, non-duty status for another 30 days.
Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop partnered today to talk about how to stay resilient during the shutdown. Miguel Aviles, Chair of the YGL Advisory Panel, and Michelle Rosa, the YGL National Leadership Team Officer, shared the impact of the shutdown on their lives as federal employees.