With a federal government shutdown possible at the end of this week, a lot of information is being released about who would get furloughed and which agencies would shut down. During a shutdown, the government “must discontinue all non-essential discretionary functions until new funding legislation is passed and signed into law,” the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said.
Essential services and mandatory spending programs continue to operate as normal. Within the agencies that have yet to be funded, about 350,000 employees would be furloughed and 420,000 forced to work without pay. This would mean:
Who knows what will happen Friday, but it’s nice to know where you would stand if a shutdown does occur.