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Happy Fiscal New Year

October 1, 2015

Happy Fiscal New Year

May old encumbrance be forgot, and never brought to mind . . ”
– Singer and retired Federal employee Joe Hickerson.

WASHINGTON, DC, October 1 — Today Federal employees throughout the Washington region and across the country observe their traditional holiday, the Fiscal New Year. Fiscal 2015 ended at midnight last night; today is the start of Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016 for short).

The weeks leading up to Fiscal New Year’s Eve were hectic with preparation of the Continuing Resolution. The “CR” is last-minute stopgap legislation allowing the federal government to function despite the resolute obstructionism of our Tea-Party-Republicans in Congress. It provides a few months of funding for the activities of the civil servants who do the work citizens actually need while politicians bloviate about petty, symbolic issues to distract the media and voters.

From Capitol Hill, a Safe & Happy FY 2016 to you and yours.

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Pending Tea Party Putsch Poleaxes Paychecks

September 29, 2013

Pending Tea Party Putsch Poleaxes Paychecks

“A federal shutdown would be bad news for some corners of Main Street. That’s because the federal government relies more and more on a wide network of private-sector contractors for goods and services that total as much as $300 billion a year. If Congress fails to pass a budget deal by next Tuesday, millions of people whose jobs depend on the government operating may not be paid.”

—“How government shutdown would hurt Main Street,” Jennifer Liberto, CNN Money

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Happy Fiscal New Year

October 1, 2010

Happy Fiscal New Year

“May old encumbrance be forgot, and never brought to mind . . . .”
– Singer and retired Federal employee Joe Hickerson.

WASHINGTON, DC, October 1 — While some District of Columbia residents celebrate the merciful end of the Nationals’ baseball season, Federal employees throughout the Washington region and across the country observe their traditional holiday, the Fiscal New Year. Fiscal 2010 ended at midnight last night; today is the start of Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011 for short).

Fiscal New Year’s Eve in DC is always hectic with shredding, firing, and hiring. Lobbyists pitch in, helping Congressional staffers craft last-minute earmarks to hang from the Continuing Resolution.

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