Reflecting on the longest government shutdown, one year on

Jan 23, 2020
How the longest shutdown in U.S. history changed the way one federal contractor thinks about work.
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For government contractors, shutdown debt can linger

Nov 18, 2019
Lila Johnson is still paying back the money she borrowed last shutdown.
Lila Johnson, a 72-year-old custodian at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said she would retire if she could afford it.
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Government recruiting in the age of shutdowns

Nov 1, 2019
Federal workers started bailing out of government jobs last December, as the shutdown got underway; 22,000 quit in March.
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How much do government shutdowns really cost?

Sep 27, 2019
Many indirect costs are not counted in official estimates.
Protesters hold signs during a protest rally by government workers and concerned citizens against the government shutdown on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Post Office Square near the Federal building, headquarters for the EPA and IRS in Boston. The rally was organized by The American Federation of Government Employees. New England has 516 EPA employees that is now down to a staff of 22.

2 weeks after the shutdown ended, many federal employees still wait for pay

Feb 8, 2019
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.…
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After the shutdown, debt may linger for federal employees

Feb 7, 2019
Missing two paychecks led many of them to take on debt to pay bills. Odds are they'll be paying it off for a while.
Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building Jan. 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Federal workers owed back pay set to receive it this week

Jan 29, 2019
Government agencies responsible for payroll worked over the weekend to start issuing missed paychecks.

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Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
Trump said he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until Feb. 15 and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall.
President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown on Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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The problem with missing economic data

Jan 25, 2019
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
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Some facts about the finances of furloughed federal workers

Jan 24, 2019
As the partial government shutdown is about to enter its 35th day, here are a few facts about the hundreds of thousands of affected federal workers: The median income of a furloughed federal worker is about $67,000 a year, according to…