U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-18-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
564 posts, read 810,784 times
Reputation: 263
Default Government Shutdown 2013

Is your agency making plans? This should be interesting, to say the least.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-18-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
1,514 posts, read 1,282,150 times
Reputation: 1610
*queue impending doom music* Countdown to Shutdown!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 12:19 PM
 
5,626 posts, read 5,184,415 times
Reputation: 2198
I'm already at home (possibly up to 3 weeks) for the Navy Yard mess; however, I have been hearing this on the news today and I just want to cry. It's so ridiculous and I feel so angry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 12:42 PM
 
267 posts, read 204,881 times
Reputation: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by HokieFan View Post
*queue impending doom music* Countdown to Shutdown!

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: McLean, VA
564 posts, read 810,784 times
Reputation: 263
What really caught my attention was a Congressional Research Service report stating that this time (unlike in the 1990s), federal employees may NOT receive back pay.

“Federal employees who have been furloughed under a shutdown historically have received their salaries retroactively. There appears to be no guarantee that employees placed on shutdown furlough would receive such pay,” according to a recent Congressional Research Service report. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34680.pdf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 01:13 PM
 
5,626 posts, read 5,184,415 times
Reputation: 2198
Quote:
Originally Posted by austindoxie1972 View Post
What really caught my attention was a Congressional Research Service report stating that this time (unlike in the 1990s), federal employees may NOT receive back pay.

“Federal employees who have been furloughed under a shutdown historically have received their salaries retroactively. There appears to be no guarantee that employees placed on shutdown furlough would receive such pay,” according to a recent Congressional Research Service report. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34680.pdf

This is nothing new. We are NEVER guaranteed compensation. It's up to the people in charge, after the fact, to vote on that. I think some of the media tried to point out that during the last debacle, the republicans were mighty chagrined over the the shutdown and went along with the payback for goodwill purposes. Now, they don't seem to give a crap about their little game of chicken. Different times.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 02:49 PM
 
269 posts, read 470,439 times
Reputation: 157
Here we go again. If the government actually does shut down and workers actually lose money, NOVA will take a huge hit. We have managed to dodge the bullets (mostly) thus far, which only emboldens the "it won't be so bad crowd." What gets me is they are arguing about whether to pay the money we already spent, i.e. raising the debt ceiling. After much gnashing of teeth, Congress will raise it. It's too bad they we here in the DC Met have all become pawns in this game. This time it's looking worse for us than before.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2013, 07:29 PM
 
2,520 posts, read 4,826,159 times
Reputation: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChristineVA View Post
I'm already at home (possibly up to 3 weeks) for the Navy Yard mess; however, I have been hearing this on the news today and I just want to cry. It's so ridiculous and I feel so angry.
You can now eat your breakfast at home for the next 3 weeks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2013, 05:43 AM
 
524 posts, read 447,763 times
Reputation: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChristineVA View Post
This is nothing new. We are NEVER guaranteed compensation. It's up to the people in charge, after the fact, to vote on that. I think some of the media tried to point out that during the last debacle, the republicans were mighty chagrined over the the shutdown and went along with the payback for goodwill purposes. Now, they don't seem to give a crap about their little game of chicken. Different times.
My mother worked in Agriculture and USTR before retiring in the late 90's; she went through that government shutdown, and was paid retroactively. From what she remembers talking to finance people in her agency, the way pay systems are set up to automatically deposit money into bank accounts, it is incredibly expensive to screw around with. Figuring out who isn't supposed to get paid, who got marked essential and is supposed to get paid, who got changed over halfway through the shutdown because it was decided that someone was/wasn't essential after all, and all the headaches that come with changing it in general, it actually becomes less expensive to just pay everyone. Or so she was told.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2013, 06:01 AM
 
60 posts, read 28,448 times
Reputation: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forehead View Post
My mother worked in Agriculture and USTR before retiring in the late 90's; she went through that government shutdown, and was paid retroactively. From what she remembers talking to finance people in her agency, the way pay systems are set up to automatically deposit money into bank accounts, it is incredibly expensive to screw around with. Figuring out who isn't supposed to get paid, who got marked essential and is supposed to get paid, who got changed over halfway through the shutdown because it was decided that someone was/wasn't essential after all, and all the headaches that come with changing it in general, it actually becomes less expensive to just pay everyone. Or so she was told.
I thought employees, salary or otherwise, have to classify hours on a timesheet?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top