Plan to Pay Excepted Feds Before the Shutdown Ends Gains Momentum

A bill to promptly pay employees currently working without compensation has the support of more than 20 Republican sponsors, and Democrats could soon follow.

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USDA Continues Controversial Call-Backs of Furloughed Employees arrowFarm Service Agency to resume full services on Thursday.

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FBI Field Offices Collect Food Donations for Unpaid Employees arrowNormally quiet and nonpolitical agents association publishes shutdown ...

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Former Google Chief to Chair Government Artificial Intelligence Advisory Group arrowEric Schmidt will join 14 other tech experts on the ...

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OPM Warns Feds Against Sick-Outs arrowAlthough the Trump administration was lenient toward absences at the start of the partial government ...

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Senate Republicans to Hold First Vote to Reopen Government and Give Feds a Raise arrowBoth chambers have separate plans to fund agencies. ...

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Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science arrowHundreds of vets have tried out an experimental ...

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Shutdown’s Economic Impact Is A Forceful Reminder Of Why Government Matters arrowThe shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government ...

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Shutdown Roundup: TSA Absentee Rate Hits 10 Percent, Feds' Side Hustles and More arrowThe government shutdown has affected airport wait times.

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Will Cities Pay Federal Workers During the Shutdown? arrowSan Jose is offering its airport workers loans during the shutdown. More cities are ...

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If the Shutdown Derails Your Finances, It Could Affect Your Security Clearance image description Don’t panic, but don’t go on a shopping spree either. Money issues cause more clearance denials and revocations than all other issues combined. Read more

Federal Employees Did not Sign Up to be Shut Down image description The current impasse reflects a pattern of mismanagement of public service talent under the Trump administration. Read more

Older Folks Were Most Likely To Share ‘Fake News’ In 2016 image description Surprisingly few Americans shared "fake news" on Facebook during the 2016 election season, but some of us were more likely to do so than others. Read more

Is the Federal Workforce Reaching Its Breaking Point? image description The level of burnout across government may be approaching a crisis point. The cost is substantial and growing worse. Read more


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Modernization Nation: A look at updating the federal government's technology and operations image description The push to modernize the government’s IT systems, across all its branches, is ramping up. In this ebook, we’ll discuss how policymakers have set the tone for IT modernization with objectives and directives and how agencies are attempting to meet them.

Government Data Detectives: How agency data shops are fighting fraud image description As federal agencies turned to data analytics, they've been able to break up high-dollar fraud rings in the mail, health care and even prisons. This special report examines how successful scam-busting shops tap tools and talent to save taxpayers' money.

Software Enables Innovation image description As policymakers in Washington continue to debate information technology strategy, IT professionals in federal agencies need to be ready to put it all into place to better serve the agency’s objectives and the public interest.

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