Updated: Agencies Post Shutdown Plans Online


This list has been updated. 

Agencies on Friday began posting their contingency plans online to prepare for a possible government shutdown on Tuesday, Oct. 1. If the government closes, approximately 800,000 federal civilian employees could be furloughed. Those placed on unpaid leave will receive official furlough notices on Oct. 1, if necessary.

We’re compiling a list of agency shutdown guidance as it’s posted. We’ll continue to update this information over the next few days as agencies publish their plans. The Office of Management and Budget also will link to agencies’ guidance on its website. 

Click here to read furlough guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

The following agencies have posted 2013 contingency plans (click on the agency name to view the plan): 

Agriculture Department (84 percent of employees furloughed)

Commerce Department (85 percent of employees furloughed)

Defense Departments (50 percent of civilian employees furloughed) 

Education Department (95 percent of employees furloughed)

Energy Department (69 percent of employees furloughed)

Environmental Protection Agency (95 percent of employees furloughed)

Federal Communications Commission (98 percent of employees furloughed)

Federal Labor Relations Authority

General Services Administration (76 percent of employees furloughed)

Health and Human Services Department (51 percent of employees furloughed)

Homeland Security Department (14 percent of employees furloughed)

Housing and Urban Development Department (96 percent of employees furloughed)

Interior Department (81 percent of employees furloughed)

Justice Department (16 percent of employees furloughed)

Labor Department (81 percent of employees furloughed)


National Science Foundation (99 percent of employees furloughed)

National Transportation Safety Board

Office of Personnel Management

Peace Corps

Small Business Administration (63 percent of employees furloughed)

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration (29 percent of employees furloughed)

State Department

Transportation Department (33 percent of employees furloughed)

Treasury Department (90 percent of employees furloughed)

U.S. Agency for International Development

Veterans Affairs Department (4 percent of employees furloughed)

If you do not see your agency listed here, go to OMB's guidance for more information.

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