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  •  If they are off for one day a week (0+ / 0-)

    will they be able to file for unemployment for that one day? Will this add costs as a result?

    Some people have short memories

    by lenzy1000 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 10:19:36 PM PST

    •  the way they are fuloughing (3+ / 0-)

      suggests federal employees won't be able to file. Although each state sets its own rules, generally if you're getting a paycheck and working each week you don't qualify.

      and yes, the government would have to pony up for unemployment paid by the states for federal employees. (hence the staggered days off)

      and it's been very clear the mission (DoD employee here) won't change, nor will due dates. somehow one has to get the work done with less time.

      •  final thought (3+ / 0-)
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        lenzy1000, rodentrancher, erichiro

        as many of my colleagues here have pointed out, we are not totally in it for the money. we understand the services we provide help a lot of people and we get a lot of satisfaction from that.

        so while we would love to have the don't care attitude, let the mission suffer, at the end of the day we won't. we'll ignore the dire warnings about volunteering. we'll figure out a way to get the work done.

      •  That is not the way it works in Mn (1+ / 0-)
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        Lonely Liberal in PA

        If you are off for one day per week you can file. I didn't realize that some states don't have that rule. I think it is a good rule. Employers should have to pay it and face an increased unemployment liability when they cut their workforce to balance the bottom line. It discourages them from doing it.

        Some people have short memories

        by lenzy1000 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:34:09 AM PDT

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    •  If there were a shutdown a la 1995-96 (0+ / 0-)

      Then Federal employees could apply for unemployment. But for just 1 or 2 days a pay period, no.

      (Been there, started the paperwork, and then the GOP came to it senses and we got back pay.)

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