September 23, 2013
With the end of the fiscal year just days away and no sign of a funding agreement in congress, Office of Management and Budget Director, Sylvia Burwell, issued a memo last week to heads of executive departments and agencies to begin planning for a government shutdown. The memo urged departments and agencies to update plans for operations in the absence of appropriations. Agency leaders are also instructed to determine which government functions are required to continue by law and which personnel are necessary to keep on staff during a shutdown to run these operations.
Read the full memo here.