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House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Tags: management , government shutdown , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Dutch Ruppersberger , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , John Delaney , IRS , National Park Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am 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 , furlough , Nicole Ogrysko

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:06pm EDT
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Shutdown soundoff: Tell us how you really feel

Some 800,000 employees are being furloughed for however long the shutdown lasts, while skeleton staffs of "essential" federal workers stay on the clock — also without pay. Many feds are clearly frustrated and discouraged by the uncertainty and have taken to social media to vent their frustrations. Let us know how you feel about the shutdown.

Tags: government shutdown , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT
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The Best Friend You Never Knew: Bill Bransford

I don't think I have ever, ever in my life referred to someone as being passionate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It just doesn't seem right. Or it's used too often. But almost everybody I talked to about Bill Bransford used the word: Passionate. And I would agree.

Tags: Mike Causey , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Bill Bransford , Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Government shutdown: 4 things feds should know

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.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , government shutdown , Jack Moore , FEEA , NAFCU

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Feds expected to report Tuesday even if shutdown occurs

Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down.

Tags: HUD , EPA , government shutdown ,

Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:15pm EDT

Lessons from shutdowns past

Despite coming close in 2011, a government shutdown hasn't occurred since 1996. Frank Reeder, who was director of the Office of Administration of the White House in the Clinton administration at the time, said one of the most challenging aspects was managing the morale of the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , Frank Reeder , government shutdown , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore , Congress

Friday - 09/27/2013, 07:20pm EDT
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