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What the Shutdown Taught Us About Federal Payroll

January 29, 2019 / Robert Shea

If the American people never considered the impact of not paying the government’s millions of employees, they have now. The longest government shutdown in history shined a light on the importance of paying hardworking public servants on time and in the right amount. Without that, many of the services Americans count on could come to a screeching halt. Again. That’s why today’s bipartisan, governmentwide initiative to further consolidate and modernize agency payroll systems called NewPay is so important. Full disclosure: Grant Thornton led one of the two teams to which the General Services Administration awarded blanket purchase agreements under NewPay last September.