Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, explains why feds don’t strike to Government Executive

Shutterstock.com By Debra D’Agostino – January 25, 2019 It’s the law. Specifically, 5 U.S.C. §7311, specifies that federal employees may not participate in a strike, assert the right to strike, or even belong to a union that “asserts the right to strike against the government of the United States.” Driving the point home, 18 U.S.C. §1918 […]

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Eric Montalvo, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network about the Prompt Payment Act

Government’s reputation as prompt bill payer among shutdown’s casualties Whatever one might say about the complexity of the federal procurement system, it has at least one thing going for it: Once a contractor has navigated the vagaries of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and won an award, the government is extremely good at paying its bills on […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with WTOP about government workers and unemployment benefits

Mayor Muriel Bowser tours the Capital Area Food Bank with President Radha Muthiah ahead of a press conference on January 22, 2019. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) DC mayor bucks fed gov’t with bill to offer ‘essential’ workers unemployment By Jack MooreJanuary 22, 2019 5:32 pm WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will introduce emergency legislation that […]

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Carol Thompson, a partner OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, speaks with Courthousenews.com about the White House security clearance procedure

House Panel to Probe Trump Security Clearances January 23, 2019 ERIKA WILLIAMS FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email In this May 18, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON (CN) – A House of Representatives committee on Wednesday demanded that the White House release information […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with WTOP on which federal workers are eligible for unemployment benefits

Which federal workers affected by the shutdown qualify for unemployment? By Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOPJanuary 21, 2019 9:07 pm WASHINGTON — In the past week, some federal employees — including those still on the job but not getting paid — have found they’re having to scrape together money for essential goods, from food to gas money. Now, many […]

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Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, appears on Government Matters to discuss what federal employees can and cannot do for cash during the furlough

By Andrew Wagner | Published Thursday, January 17, 2019 By Andrew Wagner | Published Thursday, January 17, 2019 To view video please click here. Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, partner at the Federal Practice Group, outlines what federal employees can do to make additional money, and why you should check your agency’s rules before applying for an interim […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Government Executive about State Department paying employees

State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay By Charlie Clark – January 17, 2019 65Comments By Sorbis / Shutterstock.com In an unusual step during an unusual government shutdown, the State Department on Thursday notified thousands of furloughed employees that it had freed up some existing funds so that the idled staff must […]

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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, discusses federal employees and the “gig economy” with Federal News Network

Furloughed with nowhere to go, feds give ‘gig economy’ a shot By Jory Heckman @jheckmanWFED January 18, 2019 9:33 am      With a spike in the number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits in January, some agency workers have sought to make up for lost income by taking advantage of the “gig economy.” They […]

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Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, discusses the risks federal employees undertake if they turn to other jobs with NextGov

As the partial government shutdown enters a third week—and 800,000 federal employees miss a paycheck—nearly 400,000 furloughed employees face hard decisions, including whether to take a second job to make ends meet.

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Heather White, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, discusses whether or not the Anti-Deficiency Act is being violated by the IRS with Government Executive

White House Takes Risk Directing IRS to Un-Furlough Staff to Process Tax Refunds

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