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Pentagon says shutdown wasted at least $600 million

A tally totaling the costs of the government shutdown on the Defense Department only includes lost work-hours from civilian furloughs, not additional government costs from interest payments, contract delays or other impacts from the shutdown. AFGE and NTEU are asking agencies to speed up back pay to federal workers.

Tags: DoD , management , government shutdown , pay and benefits , NTEU , AFGE , Robert Hale , J David Cox , Colleen Kelley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/18/2013, 04:18am EDT
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FAQ: Federal pay and benefits questions answered as feds return to work

The Office of Personnel Management updated its operating status early Thursday morning to "open." OPM says furloughed employees are expected to return to work Thursday, absent other instructions from their employing agencies. The Office of Management and Budget issued guidance to department and agency heads early Thursday, instructing them to reopen offices promptly and recall all furloughed employees.

Tags: OPM , workforce , government shutdown , Jack Moore , back pay ,

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 11:30pm EDT

Some furloughed workers recalled to duty

Tags: government shutdown , workforce , OMB

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:44pm EDT

Majority of feds worried about finances, survey says

A survey by the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) reveals that the the majority of federal employees are facing financial hardships due to the government shutdown.

Tags: government shutdown , workforce , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 09:24am EDT

Website posts opportunities for extra cash for furloughed feds

When a Washington based web solution firm received an email from a furloughed fed looking for temporary work, the firm immediately jumped on the idea to create a website with job postings for freelance work. From idea to execution, unfurlough.us was launched in just five hours.

Tags: workforce , government shutdown , technology , Federal Drive , Mike Endale , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 10/14/2013, 10:49am EDT
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NRC exhausts carryover funds, shuts down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission closed Thursday on day 10 of the government shutdown. The agency stayed open until exhausting its carryover funds.

Tags: Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Allison Macfarlane , Federal Drive , government shutdown , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:03am EDT
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VA prepares for still more furloughs as money runs out

Most workers in the Veterans Benefits Administration will be sidelined in the next few weeks if a shutdown continues. Funding for employees at the National Cemetery Administration will run out in the next few days.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , claims backlog , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Sequestration causing backups at DoD repair depots

Army and Marine Corps officials are citing cutbacks to the workforce at government-operated facilities that repair military equipment as the reason for less equipment getting back in the hands of warfighters.

Tags: DoD , Army , Marine Corps , sequestration , William Faulkner , Raymond Mason , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:31am EDT
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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.

Tags: government shutdown , Witold Skwierczynski , Social Security Administration , pay and benefits , workforce , Nicole Ogrysko

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