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  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers

    Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers
    The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is offering free admission to federal employees on weekdays through the duration of the government shutdown. "Here in Hampton Roads, we understand the importance of the work federal employees do," said Greg Bockheim, the Zoo'...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • Number of Marylanders furloughed in doubt

    Federal agencies keep track of popcorn production and wallpaper sales, but figuring out exactly how many government employees have been furloughed by the shutdown in a state turns out to be a tricky task. Estimates of the number of Marylanders furloughed...
  • State sues Labor Department over freeze on transit grants

    State sues Labor Department over freeze on transit grants
    As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions. In...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?

     If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?
    On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to guarantee furloughed federal employees back pay 407-0. So, if federal employees are going to be paid eventually, why not allow them to come back and do their jobs? Otherwise, it's not a furlough,...
  • State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims

    State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims
    Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
  • Quinn sends Boehner letter amid threat of more state layoffs

    Quinn sends Boehner letter amid threat of more state layoffs
    Gov. Pat Quinn today indicated that hundreds of additional state workers could be temporarily laid off if there's no resolution to the federal government shutdown within the next several days. That news from the Democratic governor came in a letter he...