Special Instructions for Agencies Affected by a Possible Lapse in Appropriations Starting on December 22, 2018

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In the event an agency and its employees are affected by a lapse in appropriations commencing on Saturday, December 22, 2018, the following special instructions apply. This supplements (and should be read with) general guidance—issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)—on administering an agency shutdown of operations due to a lapse in appropriations. It highlights certain matters of particular relevance to the specific scenario at hand. (Note: Lapse-affected employees include “furloughed employees” and “excepted employees.” “Excepted employees” may perform activities legally permitted as an exception to the general bar on performing work during a lapse in appropriations work, but may not be paid for that work until after the lapse is over.)

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

Last updated: December 21, 2018