Shutdown-averting Discussions Break Down
If House GOP leaders find a way to fund both endeavors in the CR, the question remains, will a “loaded” CR pass the full House and then survive a vote in the Senate. And, all of this must be done before late Friday night to beat the furlough that kicks in on Saturday morning.
NFFE is advising its members to prepare for the worst and make any necessary financial preparations in case future paychecks are delayed or are received in diminished amounts if a furlough continues for any significant length of time. Federal agencies are preparing communications to employees for agency-specific information. OPM offers these Q&A’s for more detailed information about furloughs due to a government shutdown, and has additional resources on administrative furlough guidance.