DC Digest - April 7, 2011 - Information on a Government Shutdown
DC Digest Special Edition: Information on a Government Shutdown
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN INFORMATION
The Office of Federal Relations (OFR) is closely monitoring the budget negotiations in Washington and the implications of a possible federal government shutdown on Duke. If such a shutdown takes place, it will begin this Saturday, April 9th.
All federal agencies and congressional offices are in the process of developing their contingency plans, so it is unclear about what the potential impact will be on Duke. No federal agencies have issued any guidance at this point, and all federal employees have been instructed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) not to discuss shutdown scenarios.
Official guidance will likely not become available until after the shut down takes place. Once there is a clearer picture of what will happen, OFR will pass along more detailed information. In the meantime, if you have meetings or events planned with federal officials during the next few weeks or have time-sensitive business (i.e. deadlines), it is recommended that contingency plans be considered before close of business on Friday, April 8.
Attached are two publications from OMB and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) regarding federal government shutdowns for your reference.
Again, as information is received, the OFR will be sure to share it with you.