Some agencies, workers still feeling effects of shutdown
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 26, 2019
Six months after the end of the federal government's longest partial shutdown, some federal employees, agencies and government contractors are still feeling its effects, USA Today reports.
According to the report, experts akin the latest shutdown to a community rebuilding after a tornado, noting that Customs and Border Protection, for example, still has a notice on its website that the partial shutdown resulted in a backlog of applications and renewals for the agency’s traveler programs.
The lapse in appropriations also affected hiring and training the Federal Aviation Administration, a backlog of much needed maintenance projects at the National Park Service, and the Internal Revenue Service’s Taxpayer Advocate Service says will take more than a year before it fully recovers, the article notes, adding that some individuals have reported being unable to catch-up on missed mortgage payments, lost their vehicles due to missed payments and no longer have money in their savings accounts, according to the article.