Opm To Furloughed Workers: “Barter” Advice Was A Mistake Due To Error
(Conservatives are urging congressional leaders to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government running past Dec. 9, but not for the fiscal year.)
The Office of Personnel Management apologizes after giving bizarre advice to furloughed workers.
The OPM told the Washington Post on Sunday in “inadvertently” sent a tweet last week suggesting workers “barter” with creditors during the government shutdown.
It claims it was a “Legacy Document from 2013 that was intended to provide a set of templates for workers.”
The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Saturday, December 22nd.
The OPM says while most federal employees have yet to miss a paycheck, they recognize the fact furloughed employees are concerned about the financial implications of a shutdown.