NFFE Brings 12 Week Parental Leave to Vote; Shutdown and Pay Loom
“Congress after Congress, we pushed for a reasonable benefit to help federal workers care for their families in times of need,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “Parental Leave was a priority during our Legislative Weeks, and our persistence paid off.” The new provision is expected to pass under the 2020 NDAA later this week and then head to the president’s desk for signature.
Shutdown worries resurfaced this week out of a renewed fear that Senate floor procedures or White House politics could interfere with the ability of Congress to get a continuing resolution done and signed in time to beat the Friday, December 20th deadline. While the likelihood of a shutdown remains remote, federal workers are encouraged to prepare their personal finances in the event that a disruption in pay transpires. If a shutdown occurs, pay period 25 paychecks will most likely arrive as scheduled but nothing is a given. Pay period 26 checks are more likely to be affected in the event of a lapse in funding.