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Furloughed IRS Worker Goes On Hunger Strike Until Shutdown Ends

Furloughed IRS Worker Goes On Hunger Strike Until Shutdown Ends

Ohio woman has lost 10 pounds since Oct. 7

The government shutdown is causing problems for all federal employees. And one IRS worker, Donna Smith, has decided to respond by going on a hunger strike. Read More »

How To Make Yourself Essential

How To Make Yourself Essential

Be honest. What are you really contributing at work?

All the talk of "essential" employees makes this a good time to step back and take stock of the value you bring to your organization. Read More »

What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down?

What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down?

And who would be affected?

UPDATE: IT HAPPENED Civilian federal employees -- from people who process forms and handle regulatory matters to workers at national parks and museums -- would be furloughed. Read More »

Sequester Cuts Devastating Families With Two Government Jobs

Sequester Cuts Devastating Families With Two Government Jobs

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK -- The U.S. government's effort at cutting spending across the board is hurting a population once considered among the most financially stable -- dual income families where both partners are government employees. Starting on Monday, employees at agencies such as the Federal Aviation... Read More »

First Furlough Notices Go Out

First Furlough Notices Go Out

By Jennifer Liberto The first furlough notices for government employees have gone out. The Army sent letters on Feb. 28 and March 1 to unions warning that employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Gunpowder, Md., as well as the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, Wash., will be forced to stay at home without... Read More »

Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch

Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch

When it rains it pours -- especially when there's bad news about the job market. A cash crunch at the National Weather Service means that up to 5,000 federal workers may find themselves without paychecks for two weeks this summer, should Congress fail to allocate the $36 million the agency needs to meet... Read More »

4,000 FAA Workers Furloughed While Congress Fights Over Shutdown

4,000 FAA Workers Furloughed While Congress Fights Over Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers dug in Tuesday for what is shaping up to be a protracted fight over legislation necessary to end a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration even as the economic and social consequences of the shutdown widened. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he was unaware... Read More »

How a Government Shutdown Will Impact Your Job Search

How a Government Shutdown Will Impact Your Job Search

Since 800,000 federal employees are probably now receiving their furlough notice instructions today, this will include human resources specialists and hiring managers. It's time to think about how the shutdown will affect federal hiring and federal job search for thousands of job seekers. AOL Jobs spoke with... Read More »

USA Today Forces Employees To Take Furlough Week

USA Today Forces Employees To Take Furlough Week

USA Today Reports More Bad News For Employees USA Today Publisher Dave Hunke was the bearer of more bad news when he sent a February 11th memo to his more than 1,000 employees, detailing how they need to take an unpaid leave of absence sometime in the next six months. The memo follows on the heels of a round of... Read More »

California DMV Drives Workers Mad With Furlough Fridays

California DMV Drives Workers Mad With Furlough Fridays

Channel 10 news in California reported that the California headquarters for the Department of Motor Vehicles is driving its employees mad with its new edict that requires employees to work on Fridays for free. For the past year, employees at the DMV have had Fridays off so that California could save some money... Read More »

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