Communities across the region are providing resources to federal workers embroiled in the government shutdown, and Fairfax County is considering a way to alleviate some of their financial burden.
The Classes Without Quizzes event offered through AU’s School of Public Affairs, included courses on “how to start a podcast,” project management and emotional intelligence.
A dozen unionized federal employees and union leaders, brought together by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the hardship is growing from the shutdown, and some spoke of cash-flow problems in the absence of a paycheck.
Federal employees who work in Maryland or the District can receive up to 26
weeks of unemployment benefits. In Virginia, it’s 12 to 26 weeks. In most
circumstances, benefits are issued within 14 to 21 days after a claim is
The partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22 left TSA agent Jessica Caraballo and 420,000 other federal workers across the country forced to work without a paycheck.
Sure, the District itself is open for business, but as the term “Federal City” implies, most federally funded locations are shuttered during the government shutdown. Here’s what you need to know.
Local businesses are offering free classes and stress-relieving deals to thousands of area federal employees even as they feel some of the brunt of the shutdown.
Heading toward April, the Trump administration was operating on several fronts, following the withdrawal of Republican-led legislation revising health care law.
For some feds, the guarantee of back pay means now it\’s payback time.
Furloughed federal employees can take select free courses at Georgetown University.
The government shutdown has left many federal workers with a lot of unexpected time on their hands. Right now is a great time to start focusing on your career path.
For one local man and his family, getting furloughed during the federal shutdown truly does add insult to injury.
Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
A lot of federal workers are dealing with feelings of anxiety, angst and even sadness, but there are ways to beat the shutdown blues.
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