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Government Shutdown

Congress is responsible for passing annual appropriations to fund government agencies. If Congress neglects to pass funding bills, government agencies are forced to shut down. Follow all of Federal News Radio's government shutdown coverage from the past several years.

Most furloughed Fort Lee civilian workers recalled

Most of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian workers recalled

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:20am EDT

Shutdown logic: Off with your head!

We don't know when the next government shutdown will begin. Or when this one will end. It could be two weeks, or not until another five or 10 years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. In the meantime, here are some survival tips from vets of the shutdown wars...

Monday - 10/07/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD to bring back most employees from shutdown furlough

The Defense Department says it's decided it has the legal authority to bring most of its civilian workforce back from furlough even as a government shutdown persists. But the Pentagon warned that unless the shutdown ends soon, many of those employees will have nothing to do.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 09:01pm EDT

DoD orders most furloughed civilian employees back to work

The Defense Department is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 04:19pm EDT

The contractor perspective on federal government issues

Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
October 4, 2013

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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Shutdown: It will get worse before it gets better

Think you've seen the worst effects of the government shutdown? Think again, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. As time goes by, more people will be impacted.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:54pm EDT

Federal Voices: Speaking out on first week of furloughs

Through its interviews, Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp recounts how feds endured their first week of furloughs caused by the government shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:12pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB adds clarity to new cyber policy; Cyber risks during shutdown overstated; OASIS delayed inde

The White House is finalizing its first major cybersecurity policy in more than three years.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 04:36pm EDT

House approves backpay for furloughed feds

The House approved a bill to ensure furloughed federal workers receive backpay once the government shutdown ends. The vote on the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was 407-0. Twenty-five members didn't vote. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) had introduced a Senate version of the bill earlier this week.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:04pm EDT

Federal events, related services feeling trickledown effect of shutdown

Organizations postponed several large conferences earlier this week after the government shutdown. More than 100 other events are scheduled in October in the Washington area, and could be in jeopardy if the partial closure of the government continues.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 10:58am EDT
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The not-so-sweet smell of a shutdown

When life hands you lemons ... You know how the saying goes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens when life hands you -- and about 800,000 of your co-workers -- something else. Say, one of the world's stinkiest fruits.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

How will the shutdown affect feds' benefits? 4 things to consider

Many feds are also confused and concerned about how the shutdown -- especially if it's prolonged -- will affect their benefits. Federal News Radio dug through guidance provided by the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies and consulted with the experts to bring you some of the answers to the most-asked questions.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 04:03pm EDT

Keeping the office on track is key to management in shutdown mode

Managing what's left of the office during a government shutdown can be difficult, but keeping morale high and refocusing the agency's agenda is critical in shutdown mode.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 01:08pm EDT
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Obama to Congress: No negotiations to reopen govt

In White House meeting, Obama tells lawmakers he still won't negotiate on funding government

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:30am EDT

Small business contractors to feel burden of government shutdown

Even though government agencies are in shutdown mode, contractors are still moving ahead in making business decisions. Small businesses are likely to hurt more from the shutdown due to smaller cash reserves and slimmer margins.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:21am EDT
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White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders for the first time since the shutdown began, but they made no progress in developing an agreement that would reopen the government.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 07:03am EDT

Furlough Follies

While 800,000 furloughed federal workers are wondering how they are going to make ends meet, members of the House and Senate who allowed the shutdown to happen are living large and high on Capitol Hill, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 02:00am EDT

Shutdown got you down? Here's what you had to say

We asked you how you felt about the shutdown of the federal government and you let us know through social media, email and story comments. Keep sharing your comments -- and photos -- with Federal News Radio.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:50pm EDT
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Clapper: Shutdown harms spies' mission

U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community's ability to guard against threats. But they also say they're keeping counterterrorism staff on duty, while they are worried about morale.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:10pm EDT

Shutdown sparks furlough confusion, unanswered questions

With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren't as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:06pm EDT
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