GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

January 20, 2018

 

Updates

January 22, 6:30pm – A continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government through February 8 was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. With funding temporarily restored, the federal government is now open and furloughed employees can return to their jobs. Those employees who were furloughed will receive back pay.

January 21, 10pm - The Senate has scheduled a vote for noon on Monday, January 22, to end debate and move forward with consideration a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through February 8th. Passage at this point is uncertain, and the government remains closed until the President signs a funding bill. Federal employees should have received guidance from their agencies on protocol if the government was shut down on their next work day. If you are uncertain about what to do, please contact your supervisor.

January 20, 9am - While the House passed a four-week continuing resolution (CR) funding government operations through February 16, in the late hours of January 19, the Senate failed to pass the House CR. Both chambers of Congress remain in Washington and Senate leaders are set to resume negotiations the afternoon of January 20, with possible votes the same day. 

 

Take Action

Send a Letter to Your Legislators

Call Your Legislators

Sample Social Media Posts

 

Resources

10 Things You Need to Know As a Furloughed Federal Employee

Frequently Asked Questions During the Government Shutdown

OPM Furlough Guidance

 

NARFE Response

Press Release

Op Ed by NARFE President Thissen in The Hill

 

Tell NARFE your story! 

We know how difficult these furloughs are on federal workers with mortgages to pay and families to feed. We are working nonstop to spread the word in the media. Tell us your story.

How is the government shutdown affecting you and your livelihood? If you are furloughed because of the shutdown, please provide your name, hometown, position, and  phone number. Include a short description of how the federal service you provide, as well as your personal livelihood, is being impacted to advocacy@narfe.org.

Don’t forget to follow NARFE on Twitter and Like NARFE on Facebook!

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

January 20, 2018

 

Updates

January 22, 6:30pm – A continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government through February 8 was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. With funding temporarily restored, the federal government is now open and furloughed employees can return to their jobs. Those employees who were furloughed will receive back pay.

January 21, 10pm - The Senate has scheduled a vote for noon on Monday, January 22, to end debate and move forward with consideration a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through February 8th. Passage at this point is uncertain, and the government remains closed until the President signs a funding bill. Federal employees should have received guidance from their agencies on protocol if the government was shut down on their next work day. If you are uncertain about what to do, please contact your supervisor.

January 20, 9am - While the House passed a four-week continuing resolution (CR) funding government operations through February 16, in the late hours of January 19, the Senate failed to pass the House CR. Both chambers of Congress remain in Washington and Senate leaders are set to resume negotiations the afternoon of January 20, with possible votes the same day. 

 

Take Action

Send a Letter to Your Legislators

Call Your Legislators

Sample Social Media Posts

 

Resources

10 Things You Need to Know As a Furloughed Federal Employee

Frequently Asked Questions During the Government Shutdown

OPM Furlough Guidance

 

NARFE Response

Press Release

Op Ed by NARFE President Thissen in The Hill

 

Tell NARFE your story! 

We know how difficult these furloughs are on federal workers with mortgages to pay and families to feed. We are working nonstop to spread the word in the media. Tell us your story.

How is the government shutdown affecting you and your livelihood? If you are furloughed because of the shutdown, please provide your name, hometown, position, and  phone number. Include a short description of how the federal service you provide, as well as your personal livelihood, is being impacted to advocacy@narfe.org.

Don’t forget to follow NARFE on Twitter and Like NARFE on Facebook!

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