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