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Dan Powers
January 30th, 2019

January 30, 2019:  From FedWeek (read the full article) Federal employees who went unpaid due to the partial government shutdown are to start receiving their back pay as soon as today (Wednesday) in some cases, although many agencies have told their employees to expect it tomorrow, and others still have not been specific, leaving open the possibility of the pay not coming until Friday or even later.

Agencies are working under a recent law’s requirement to pay employees “as soon as possible” and “regardless of the pay cycle”; both OPM and OMB also have urged them to act promptly, as have a number of members of Congress.

January 25, 2019: An end to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is in sight, after President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll support a temporary, three-week continuing resolution that would reopen shuttered agencies.

From Federal News Network; President Donald Trump on Friday announced he’ll support a temporary, three-week continuing resolution that would reopen shuttered agencies and end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

The continuing resolution would keep all of government open through Feb. 15, giving the President and congressional leaders time to negotiate a border security deal. READ MORE>>>

Executive Energy Leadership Program: 

2019 Call for Applications

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program—Energy Execs.

NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy is a nationally renowned program that provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders an opportunity to learn about advanced energy technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning. Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program. The program requires travel to Golden, Colo., June 19 – 21, July 17 – 19, Aug. 14 – 16, and Sept. 18 – 20.

Dan Powers
January 15th, 2019

January 14, 2019:  We sent the statement below to U.S. Senator Cory Gardner; a similar one was sent to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and all 7 U.S. Representatives from Colorado with nuanced edits based on their public comments about the shutdown.

Read the letter and the appendix of negative impact examples (PDF download) 

January 13, 2019

The Honorable Cory Gardner

CO-LABS Colorado Federal Research Labs Ecosystem Map - check out this interactive Google Map we're making; you can zoom in and view info on various research entities.