Agencies begin preparing for gov't shutdown

White House officials have told agency leaders to begin preparing for a lapse in appropriations if Congress does not reach a budget deal by Dec. 8, which will lead to a government shutdown, Government Executive reports.

Agencies will be updating their shutdown contingency plans, which includes specifying which employees are essential and can continue to work or non-essential and be required to stay home during a furlough, the article notes.

The article also notes that as of Dec. 4, 10 agencies had already submitted their updated shutdown plans to the Office of Budget and Management, including the Housing and Urban Development Department, which said it would furlough about 97 percent of its 7,800 employees.

Reader comments

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Get rid of the Congress and Senate by implementing term limits, reduced salaries and placing these folks in subsidized DC housing while they are in town.

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Congress and Senate: GROW UP! You do nothing high paid minions should be the first to go on shutdown status with no compensation what so ever. Term limits of two years with incentives such as no bills passed, dock their pay and throw them out them out for the next round to come in and do the same nothing. Global warming starts in the congressional and senate chambers, bla, bla, bla, watch the carbon imprint increase rapidly!

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