In Reply to: Re: Is that a WALL ? posted by Dean on January 28, 2019 at 08:36:48:
Seasonal federal workers are a minuscule percentage of the 2.6 million workforce.
Eligibility for unemployment benefits and work search requirements are set by the states - not the federal government. States generally treat seasonal federal workers the same as seasonal private sector workers. If the layoff notice includes a return to work date work search requirements MAY be waived in some states but it is not universal.
Trading a good paying federal check for unemployment pay is not my definition of a gravy train. Especially when most of your unemployment check goes to keeping your Federal employee benefits paid up during your unpaid absence.
The idea that federal employees are commonly gaming the system through furlough is unadulterated poppycock.