What Federal Workers Need to Know About a Government Shutdown

The federal government could shut down Friday, December 21, 2018 at midnight if Congress can’t work out a solution to its spending dispute. This means that the lives of federal employees would once again be affected by Congress’ failure to do its job.

In order to assist you with local preparations, IAM International President Bob Martinez has directed the IAM Government Employees Department to gather the following guidance to assist you:

OPM Shutdown Furlough Guidance and FAQs

Table of Recent Changes to Guidance  

Unemployment Insurance Resources

Shutdown Furlough Information

As of December 21, the following departments and agencies are already funded for fiscal year 2019:

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior
  • Department of Labor
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Social Security Administration

The following departments and agencies have NOT been funded and would be affected by a government shutdown:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce 
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • District of Columbia
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Executive Office of the President
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • General Service Administration
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Postal Service

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