Government shutdown: October 10 updates

We’re nine days into the government shutdown, and the impact of the federal (and increasingly, non-federal) furloughs continues to grow. As we inch toward fall break on Friday, here are some articles and resources that are up-to-date as of this posting:

  • Tuition aid for veterans is at risk in the short-term as a result of the shutdown.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs and Nuclear Regulatory Commission are reporting additional employee furloughs this week.
  • Guidance from the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense indicates that the shutdown may also have negative impacts on employee sick and annual leave.
  • Major government contractors are increasingly feeling the effects of the shutdown. URS and Lockheed Martin, among others, have furloughed thousands of workers.
  • Local charities, including Sasha Bruce Youthwork and the Latin American Youth Center, are also being forced to furlough employees due to the shutdown.

As always, we welcome you to participate in this conversation. Feel free to post a comment below to share your furlough experiences with us.