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Shutdown Pay and Benefits Questions Answered By OPM

On January 11, 2019, the United States Office of Personnel Management, released a memorandum titled: “Fact Sheet: Pay and Benefits Information for Employees Affected by the Lapse in Appropriations”. This is what the memo says about Health Insurance during the shutdown:

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS (FEHB) 
FEHB coverage continues even if you don’t receive a paycheck.  Your share of premiums will accumulate and be withheld later when the lapse ends and employees can be paid. 

The memo provides brief answers to questions many people have about pay and benefits during the shutdown. Click the image below to view the memo:

Thinking of a TSP Shutdown Loan ?

The PDF below details information about taking out a loan from your TSP Account. The main issue is whether the TSP will let you take out a loan. Here is what they say about loans during furloughs:

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The Shutdown and Your TSP?

The Thrift Savings Plan has a PDF file about how shutdowns impact your TSP —-Here it is:

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USPPFOP Seeks Damages for Non-Payment of Wages to Officers Related to Gov’t Shutdown

On January 10, 2019 @ approximately 1646 (EST), USPPFOP attorneys filed a grievance to United States Park Police Chief Robert MacLean, and the United States Department of the Interior, on behalf of USPP Officers seeking damages for Non-Payment of Wages and Overtime Compensation during the Government Shutdown. The grievance seeks several kinds of relief, for example:

DOUBLE DAMAGES

(c) Award USPP bargaining unit members, that are excepted from the furlough and classified as non-exempt from the FLSA’s overtime provisions monetary damages in the form of liquidated damages under the FLSA and CBA equal to the amount of overtime compensation that they should have been paid on the Scheduled Payday for work performed on or after December 22, 2018 (“double damages”); 

For additional details regarding the basis for the grievance and the additional reliefs being sought, please review the grievance attached below:

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