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Workforce

Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Down in May

The pile of pending claims shrunk by nearly 600 last month and is slightly smaller than it was at the same time last year.

Management

Washington-Area Agencies Closed Wednesday

OPM announces closure amid forecasts of an impending winter storm.

Pay & Benefits

Bill Would Pay Shutdown-Affected Feds Interest on Back Wages

The government should pay interest on late paychecks, says Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat.

Pay & Benefits

D.C. Area Agencies to Close 2 Hours Early Due to Possible Snow

Storm is expected to hit during normal evening commute times, causing slippery conditions on roads.

Management

OMB Asks Agencies to Prepare for 'Orderly Reopening'

President Trump on Friday signed a bill to fund agencies through Feb. 15.

Pay & Benefits

It's Official: Furloughed Feds Will Receive Back Pay Once the Shutdown Ends

Bill signed into law on Wednesday also will ensure retroactive compensation for furloughed feds in future shutdowns.

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Pay & Benefits

D.C. Area Agencies That Weren't Already Shuttered Will Close Monday Due to Snow

Announcement does not apply to employees who were furloughed anyway due to the partial shutdown.

Pay & Benefits

Congressman to Feds: Shutdowns Are Just 'Part Of' Your Job

"It's actually part of what you do when you sign up for any public service position," Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told reporters as a partial shutdown draws nearer.

Pay & Benefits

Quiz: What Happens to Your Pay and Benefits During a Shutdown?

Test your knowledge of what will happen if Congress lets appropriations run out for some agencies on Dec. 21.

Oversight

Here's What You Need to Know About Wednesday's Government Closure

The day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush will be treated like a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

Management

Federal Agencies to Close Wednesday to Honor President George H.W. Bush

Executive order closes government out of respect for the 41st president, who died Friday.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Employees Have a Good Chance of Getting Christmas Eve Off This Year

Presidents have historically granted feds a vacation day on Dec. 24 to make a four-day weekend in years when Christmas falls on a Tuesday.

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Management

D.C.-Area Agencies Open With Unscheduled Leave, Telework

First winter weather event of the season hits region.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Travelers Will Be Reimbursed Slightly More for Hotels and Meals Starting Oct. 1

Marietta, Georgia, qualifies for a higher rate in 2019, while 21 locations will fall back to standard rates that apply in the rest of the continental United States.

Oversight

President Trump Again Threatens a Shutdown Over Border Security Issues

President tweets that he would be “willing” to shut down the government if Congress does not meet his demands for the wall and several other immigration reforms.