Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday.
The internal records of Homeland Security Department employees were compromised after a computer break-in at a federal contractor.
The White House says President Barack Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise next year for federal workers.
The Office of Personnel Management announced Monday that employees will report for a full day of work Tuesday, Christmas Eve.
Federal employees living in the District of Columbia and its surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs now are able to run for local electoral office without worrying about violating the Hatch Act as long as they are an independent.
Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.
Thousands of federal employees changed from nonessential to essential at some point over the course of the partial government shutdown.
Federal agencies in the D.C. area will be opened Monday morning under a delayed arrival as more winter weather is expected to arrive during rush hour.