HHS has provided NTEU an “Emergency Shutdown Notice” confirming that, due to the absence of FY 2018 Appropriations or a Continuing Resolution, it will place employees who are not engaged in excepted functions in a furlough status effective immediately. The agency offered no information about providing furlough notices to employees, informing them whether they will be expected to work or will be furloughed. Employees have not yet received any communications from the agency regarding shutdown plans. Continue reading “HHS Shutdown Plan”
OMB has briefed NTEU on plans with regard to a possible government shutdown.
NTEU just received a briefing from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding plans related to a possible government shutdown. Funding runs out at midnight tonight, and Congress has not yet completed action on a new funding measure. While the House has passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government through February 16, the Senate has not. Continue reading “Call with OMB on Possible Government Shutdown”
NTEU sends letters to the House and Senate in support of federal employee pay in the event of a government shutdown.
Today, as Congress and the administration move closer to a government shutdown, NTEU National President Tony Reardon sent letters to every legislator in the House and Senate urging them to act to ensure that federal employees are paid on time, and on legislation to guarantee that all federal employees are paid as quickly as possible following a shutdown. Continue reading “Letters in Support of Employee Pay in the Event of a Shutdown”