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  • Federal agency contingency plans lay in wait for shutdown notices - September 5, 2023
  • By Molly Weisner and Leo Shane III, Federal Times

    It’s the question on everyone’s mind: will the government pass a budget on time this year?

    Although the threat of a shutdown is a near-annual fixture of government work and many seasoned federal employees say they won’t worry about it until it happens, a shutdown, even a partial one, affects hundreds of thousands of federal workers who could stop getting paid on a dime.

    The Office of Personnel Management has acknowledged that an agency will have “very little to no lead time” to implement a shutdown furlough. While agencies do have plans in place ahead of time, employees may not know whether they’ll be triggered until the last day of the government fiscal year.

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