Workers have been paid after past shutdowns, albeit late. But there's no guarantee they will after any future shutdown.
There are giant holes to fill, but also a huge pool of people with experience in government who are ready to go.
That's in spite of promises to drastically reduce the number of people working for the government.
The partial government shutdown ended two weeks ago, but thousands of workers still haven’t received their back pay. Restarting an organization as immense as the federal government after an extended shutdown takes time and can be fraught with unexpected delays. Federal payroll processing has been delayed by email backlogs, software glitches and an overwhelming number […]
For some businesses, the partial government shutdown offers a chance to market directly to affected federal workers
Companies still have to be careful about crafting messages in a highly politicized moment.