The federal workforce takes the brunt of the shutdown impact, but there's another group who may be dissuaded from joining government altogether: young prospective employees and students.
In 2013 during another shutdown, FCW took a look at how the prospect of furloughs and unpaid work were affecting the morale of students planning careers in the federal government.
Democrats will vote on an appropriations package to reopen all the federal agencies shuttered during the partial shutdown, but the lack of wall funding will likely means the measure won't get a vote in the Senate.
With shutdown talks at an impasse, the White House finalized plans to freeze federal pay at 2018 levels.
House members have been told to expect no further votes this week, which puts the first paycheck of 2019 at risk for thousands of federal employees.
A partial government shutdown took effect at midnight. House and Senate lawmakers plan to resume business at noon on Saturday, 12 hours into the appropriations lapse.
House Democrats will likely push new election security legislation in 2019, but obstacles remain in the Senate and the White House.
Lawmakers are hurtling toward a partial government shutdown on Friday, as Trump and House conservatives dig in on wall funding.
In the coming year, GSA will tackle the multiple complexities of launching an e-commerce acquisition platform from scratch.
New legislation would establish an interagency council with broad authority to develop rules of the road for federal supply chain security.
It's still not clear if President Trump will agree to punt a confrontation on funding for the border wall until February, when Democrats control the House of Representatives.
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said at her afternoon briefing that the president had tasked agency heads with finding money that can be reprogrammed for the wall as part of a possible plan to pass appropriations bills and avoid a partial government shutdown.