Tag Archives: Federal Pay

Why Federal Employees Will Not Be Working for Free During the Shutdown

by Sam Wice — Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

Even though 25% of the federal government is shut down, many federal employees are considered essential (i.e., their service is necessary for emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property) and must work during the shutdown. Soon, you might hear about these employees having to work for free during the shutdown. However, […]

President Trump’s Elimination of the Federal COLA Is Likely Illegal

by Sam Wice — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

President Trump recently wrote a letter to Congress explaining why he will eliminate the scheduled cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for federal employees. President Trump argued that “[w]e must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases.” However, President Trump’s decision to eliminate the COLA is likely illegal. […]