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Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013
As government shuts down, Obama focuses on military, says he'll push Congress to act soon
First shutdown in 17 years: Senate and House rejected each other's plans as deadline neared
For thousands of federal employees who head to work today, it won't be to execute their agencies' missions, but to shut down their computers, fill out a timesheet and, in some cases, hand over their BlackBerry smartphones. Here are four things feds should know as they prepare for the first government shutdown in more than 17 years.
Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.
Here we go again: What impact will Washington's budget fights have on the US economy?
With less than 48 hours to avert a government shutdown, Democrats, Republicans trade blame
Health care law protected in government shutdown; uninsured would still get covered
Hagel calls threat of govt shutdown 'shortsighted' warns of US becoming 'ungovernable country'
Shutdown drama: Senate votes to avert it, but duel with House extending into the weekend
Pentagon guidance says military members will report to work as normal under a government shutdown, and most employees working under service contracts would be unaffected as well. But about half the civilian workforce would be told to stay home without pay.
The Air Force says budget uncertainty will mean a lot of delayed contracting decisions in the first portion of 2014. Meanwhile, the service is hurriedly trying to spend every last dollar in its 2013 procurement accounts.
A government shutdown could furlough 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
From 2004 to May this year, Justice Department has spent nearly $5M on drones
Government shutdown in sight? House GOP nixes stopgap bill if it fails to defund Obamacare
In politics, as in football, sometimes the best move is to punt. And even if you are not a sports fan or political junkie consider what Congress and the Washington football team have in common: So far this season both are losers. The difference is the football team is bound to win one while Congress keeps failing to score and punting, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Postmaster says given money woes, his agency had no choice but to ask for price increase
US borrowing authority to be exhausted by Oct. 17, Treasury says
What will a government shutdown really mean for federal employees and government HR offices if it goes into effect next week? Advice from someone who knows - former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal.
Senate clears hurdle on spending bill to avert government shutdown