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What happens to feds during a holiday season government shutdown | Federal Times

What happens to feds during a holiday season government shutdown | Federal Times

Congress failed to pass appropriations for a significant number of agencies by the end of Dec. 21, meaning that the government will face a partial shutdown until lawmakers are able to pass funding.

But what that shutdown means differs between federal employees.

Those that are determined “essential” will be required to come in to work without pay, while all others will be furloughed and not allowed to come into work until further funding is passed.

Congress failed to pass appropriations for a significant number of agencies by the end of Dec. 21, meaning that the government will face a partial shutdown until lawmakers are able to pass funding.

But what that shutdown means differs between federal employees.

Those that are determined “essential” will be required to come in to work without pay, while all others will be furloughed and not allowed to come into work until further funding is passed.

Source: What happens to feds during a holiday season government shutdown | Federal Times