The government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways that’s happening. But the authors of the report also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety. A breakdown from Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
Some hard feelings over pay may be popping up across the government. Employees who are working wonder why their colleagues who are on furlough should get paid even though they’re not working now. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he’s hearing about it a little bit, but so far, he’s not sure how serious a problem it could be.
Philip G. Joyce Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership Maryland School of Public Policy
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.