The government shutdown is over and payroll is back up and running. By the end of this week, most of the federal workforce will have received retroactive pay for the 16-day shutdown.
In fact, thousands of federal employees already have received back pay to make whole the partial paycheck they got during the shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 through Oct. 16. The Interior Business Center, run by the Interior Department, handles payroll for 42 government agencies and 240,000 federal employees. IBC deposited back pay on Tuesday to employees directly affected by the shutdown — a week before their regularly scheduled paycheck on Oct. 29, according to a Federal Times report. Perhaps this makes up for IBC’s data entry error last month that delayed the paychecks of 40,000 employees. IBC is the payroll provider for agencies including Interior, NASA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Continue reading “Back Pay Is On the Way”
Agencies notifying employees of shutdown effects
Sep. 26, 2013 – 06:00AM | By SEAN REILLY and NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON |
With a partial government shutdown five days away, at least some agencies are telling employees Thursday how they would be affected, according to officials and other sources. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)
With a partial government shutdown five days away, at least some agencies are telling employees Thursday how they would be affected, according to officials and other sources.
At the Defense Department, the government’s largest civilian employer, supervisors are informally letting workers know whether they will be furloughed during a shutdown, spokesman Navy Cmdr. Bill Urban said. DoD Comptroller Robert Hale is set to discuss a shutdown’s potential impact at a news briefing Friday afternoon, he said.
At the Transportation Department, managers were also notifying employees Thursday of their status if operations are curtailed for lack of funding, according to an email from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx obtained by Federal Times. Continue reading “Agencies notifying employees of shutdown effects”
Jan. 23, 2013 – 04:19PM |
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service on Jan. 27 will freeze hiring, stop nominating employees for performance awards, and slash travel, training and overtime to help it deal with budget cuts.
In a Jan. 17 email obtained by Federal Times, DFAS Director Terri McKay said more stringent actions — such as furloughing employees — may be necessary if sequestration takes place or the current continuing resolution expires without another agreement in place to further fund the Defense Department. Continue reading “Spending cuts to hit DFAS next week”