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Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

Pentagon Ordering Most Of Its 400,000 Furloughed Employees Back

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The dec...

Even Amid Shutdown, Cruz Gets Some Cheers

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- HOUSTON (AP) — Thanks to Texas' new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he vote...

Jason Cherkis

'What Do We Need To Get Congress Fired Up Enough To Think Of These Families?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As she drove along the outskirts of Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday, Kim Maxwell, 38, became overwhelmed with emotions. It had been nearl...

Huge Government Contractor To Furlough Thousands

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

BETHESDA, Md. -- BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday due to the government shutdown. The big defen...

How to Enjoy Your Shutdown!

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

What better time to look for another job than when you have been inhumanely shut out of your current job and your spirits have been harpooned?

House To Vote On Back Pay For Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have scheduled a vote on legislation backed by some of the chamber's top Democrats to give federal...

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

Officials: Shutdown Harming Intelligence Efforts

Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intel...

Navy Base Suffers As Hundreds Are Furloughed Thanks To Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT, R.I. -- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Around 800 civilian employees at Naval Station Newport were furloughed Tuesday and some classes were suspended...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans May Withhold Back Pay From Furloughed Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If and when the federal government reopens for business, congressional lawmakers will have to decide whether or not to retroactively pay...

Dave Jamieson

Furloughed Workers On Congress Still Getting Paid: 'That Sucks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chris Romine walked out of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Tuesday morning with a furlough notice in his hand. For ...

Shutdown Leaves Americans Anxious, Irritated

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the c...

Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

SEOUL, South Korea — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense...

Last Minute Bill Passes To Protect Armed Forces Pay

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has adopted a bill to pay members of the military in case the government shuts down. The unanimous voice vote Monday sends...

Jason Cherkis

Major Timeout: Exclusive Child Care Facility Would Close In Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be Romper Room inside the halls of Congress. But some kids attending actual day care in Washington are the ones about to be punis...

How to make your agency a better place to work

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

How can federal agencies improve employee satisfaction and commitment? Are there any secrets to success? These questions should be top of mind for ag...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration. The unpaid f...

Congress Won't Feel Effects of Government Shutdown

Brian Beltz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Beltz

While a yet-to-be-determined amount of federal workers are facing the potential reality of unpaid leave, Congress can continue to bicker and bluster knowing that the check is in the mail.

Dave Jamieson

Shutdown Would Mean 'Involuntary Servitude' For Federal Workers: Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to pass a spending bill and shuts down the government, federal workers shouldn't expect to be made whole for their fur...

The New Radical Republicans

Chris Williams | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

How many more "crises" do we have to endure before things improve? A government continuously operating under crisis mode can't be what our founding fathers envisioned 237 years ago.

Pentagon Takes Action To Ease Pain From Harmful Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon moved Tuesday to ease the pain of mandatory, unpaid furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear for a month bec...

Some Relief From Harmful Budget Cuts May Be Coming

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned, as Pentagon leaders scrimp ...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governors Don't Like Sequestration Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three southern Republican governors called on President Barack Obama Monday to end National Guard furloughs resulting from sequestration...

NSA Hit With Furloughs Starting Next Week

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency, the spy agency thrown into the public eye following former contractor Edward Snowden's ...