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Archive: General News

21Jan

2019

Monday, January 21, 2019, marks the day that the shutdown has dragged on past the 30-day mark. This means agencies must send a 2nd furlough notice to non-excepted employees. “After the first 30 days in a furlough status, agencies are…

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18Jan

2019

The partial government shutdown has lasted almost 30 days now and let’s be honest, it is a difficult time to be a federal employee. Whether you’re being forced to work without pay, or on furlough with no pay, it’s a…

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17Jan

2019

It’s not just federal agencies and employees who are feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown. Small business owners are as well. That’s because agencies like the Small Business Administration and Internal Revenue Service are not providing information or…

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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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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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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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27Dec

2018

The Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management will merge 2 offices and move 2,000 federal employees and more than 600,000 security clearances cases. The new office will be established under the Defense Security Service by October 1,…

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