• The government reportedly paid 32 federal employees during the shutdown by accident, then told them not to spend it

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The government accidentally paid 32 federal employees from the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and Interior Department during the shutdown, The Washington Post reported.
    The Interior Department, whose employee made the error, immediately tried to claw back the funds.
    The employees' bosses also told the workers not to access the funds as the government tried to take back the payments.
    Some 800,000 federal employees are living without pay because of the shutdown.
    The federal government accidentally paid 30 employees amid the government shutdown, then told them not to access...
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  • Protecting Yourself from Fraud During the U.S. Government Shutdown

    Protecting Yourself from Fraud During the U.S. Government Shutdown

    5 monthes ago - By Business 2 Community

    The U.S. government shutdown that started on December 22, 2018, is now the longest on record and is impacting more than 800,000 federal workers as of the time of this writing. Although the impact is clear for those government employees directly in the crosshairs, the full effect is yet to be realized for U.S. consumers.
    Here are two federal agencies whose lack of funding could prove to endanger citizens' defenses against identity crimes and fraud.
    Federal Trade Commission Closes
    The FTC's mission of “Protecting America's Consumers” has been put on hold until government funding is resumed...
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  • The government shutdown could have widespread consequences for the US economy

    The government shutdown could have widespread consequences for the US economy

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Parts of the federal government have been shut down since late December.
    It's created a spate of risks in the largest economy in the world.
    For example, employment could fall for the first time since 2010.
    A partial shutdown of the federal government entered its fourth week Saturday, making it the longest on record. From jobs to food stamps, an impasse over border security has put large swaths of the economy in jeopardy.
    "A short-term shutdown does not usually have a big economic effect," said Donald Moynihan, chair of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. "But at...
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  • The government shutdown is disrupting retirement plans for some federal employees

    The government shutdown is disrupting retirement plans for some federal employees

    5 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The partial government shutdown is affecting some federal workers who had planned to retire. Some can't get to their TSP money.
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