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15Jan

2019

The Department of Agriculture has come up with a plan and budget to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits continue to pay out through February. “President Donald Trump directed the Office of Management and Budget and USDA to determine a…

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14Jan

2019

We are nearing one month of this partial government shutdown and many federal employees are wondering about leave, pay, or what happens if they can’t pay their bills, i.e. mortgage. Here are a few reminders, and new bills, to help…

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11Jan

2019

Hundreds of Food and Drug Administration inspectors are furloughed which means food inspections have been greatly reduced. The FDA oversees 80% of the food supply but has suspended all routine inspections of domestic food processing facilities. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb…

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10Jan

2019

Federal employees facing missing check Friday. Major media reported on the situation for federal employees who are facing a coming payday in which they may not be paid. NBC Nightly News (1/9, story 5, 1:30, Holt, 8.42M) reported, “For millions…

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09Jan

2019

Stress is defined by Oxford Living Dictionaries as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” It’s found in every part of life, good or bad—marriage, divorce, working with others, doctor appointment, etc….

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08Jan

2019

We are now in week 3 of the partial government shutdown. We are also in a new year, which means this time is a popular one for federal employee retirements. More than 300,000 federal employees are on furlough without the…

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07Jan

2019

President Trump signed a new bill into law authorizing federal agencies that make a mistake in calculating military service deposits/pensions to pay the accrued interest on behalf of veteran federal employees. Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced the Correcting Miscalculation in…

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04Jan

2019

Legislation recently introduced in the House would abolish several large federal agencies if passed. Introduced by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), the Sunset Inefficient and Unaccountable Government Act (H.R. 7334) would abolish the agencies, “unless a Federal law disapproving of the…

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03Jan

2019

With the government shutdown going on 2 weeks, furloughed federal employees may not start the year off with a paycheck. While it’s likely furloughed employees will receive back pay, many wonder if they can file for unemployment benefits. Furloughed federal…

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28Dec

2018

If the shutdown extends into January, many furloughed Internal Revenue Service workers may have to come to work without pay, according to the National Treasury Employees Union. “Employees have already been spread thin due to a lack of resources. A…

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