The 2 million federal employees who work for the world’s oldest democracy may have a lot to say about how Washington’s potential government shutdown could affect their lives and livelihoods.
They just aren’t allowed to say it.
Agencies Post Shutdown Plans Online
Agencies on Friday began posting their contingency plans online to prepare for a possible government shutdown on Tuesday, Oct. 1. If the government closes, approximately 800,000 federal civilian employees could be furloughed. Those placed on unpaid leave will receive official furlough notices on Oct. 1, if necessary.
We’re compiling a list of agency shutdown guidance as it’s posted. We’ll continue to update this information over the next few days as agencies publish their plans. The Office of Management and Budget also will link to agencies’ guidance on its website. Click here to read the 2011 contingency plans that agencies prepared the last time the government nearly shut down.
Click here to read furlough guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.
The following agencies have posted 2013 contingency plans (click on the agency name to view the plan):
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Housing and Urban Development Department