Posts Tagged: shutdown

Planning Ahead: How to Keep Busy During a Potential Shutdown

Although the shutdown predictions didn’t come to fruition this month, given the political landscape of the past few years, it seems that at least a threat of shutdown will continue into the foreseeable future. So, while some might see this as an opportunity to take a mini-break from work to take advantage of DC-area shutdown… Read more »

Shutdowns, Furloughs, Strikes and Layoffs: Emergency Preparedness for the Government Worker

Whether it’s a federal government shutdown, planned furloughs, strikes or layoffs, having your income suddenly cut is the type of emergency faced more often by govies. Having some plans in place can get you through having your income drastically cut for a period of time as well as ease the anxiety that goes along with… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Possible Government Shutdown

The U.S. federal government is mired in political budget wranglings that may result in another government shutdown. If this seems all-too familiar, that’d be the painful memories of the last government shutdown in 2013. But, the federal government can’t stop completely. And, even though the possible government shutdown is just a couple of days away, it’s far from certain that it will… Read more »

The Consequences of a Government Shutdown Beyond American Borders

There is no doubt that the consequences of a potential federal government shutdown on October 1 could have significant economic consequences within the United States, as well as on federal workers who are furloughed during the shutdown. While true economic impacts are hard to quantify, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated in January 2014 that… Read more »

Possible Government Shutdown-Why?

We all are awaiting the final decision: will the government shut down again? How could this happen? Didn’t we learn from the incident in 2013? It seems we haven’t. So now certain organizations like the Partnership for Public Service are evaluating the issues that seem to lead to a possible shutdown and how to prevent… Read more »