Who will be affected by the Furloughs?

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Status

Agency

Total employees

Expected to work

Furloughed

   Notes

Closed/Not able to function

Ability One

30

0

30

The independent agency’s 30 employees, who work on behalf of the blind, would be prohibited from working during a shutdown. Source

Open/Functions continue

Active duty military (Department of Defense)

1,400,000

1,400,000

UPDATE: All active duty military remain on the job. A bill sent through the House and Senate and signed by President Obama ensures members of the military would continue to get paid during the shutdown.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

39

5

34

Within one hour of learning about a shutdown, the director of the Office of Administration will send an e-mail advisory to all the staff. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Department of Treasury)

483

35

448

Most tax duties will continue, but processing of requests for new licenses, label approval and manufacture of nonbeverage products would cease.

Closed/Not able to function

American Battle Monuments Commission

All sites worldwide will be closed to the public

Open/Functions continue

Appalachian Regional Commission

The ARC works to further economic development in Appalachia. It’s funded through exempt money.

Open/Functions continue

Armed Forces Retirement Home

285

249

36

The two retirement homes are in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Washington. During a funding hiatus, the AFRH will remain open to ensure the health and safety of residents, protect property or to provide other emergency services.

Open/Mostly open

Broadcasting Board of Governors

1,600

989

611

Broadcasters within the BBG network include the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Total employees and total furloughed are rough, based on percentages. Most broadcasting activities would continue.

Open/Functions continue

Bureau of Public Debt

771

771

0

The bureau is small agency within the Department of the Treasury. During a lapse in appropriation, it will continue to provide resources necessary to support disbursements to Social Security recipients, maintain government-wide accounting activities as well as activities related to federal government borrowing and tax collection. Source

Closed/Not able to function

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

40

3

37

No federal employees would investigate industrial chemical spills/accidents that happen during the shutdown. Current investigations would be frozen, including investigation of the West Fertilizer explosion which killed 15 people in April. (Texas could not determine a cause, so the federal investigation is significant.)

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Civilian military workers (Department of Defense)

800,000

400,000

400,000

Half of civilian workers for the military may be furloughed as soon as a shutdown goes into place. Those remaining on the job would be paid retroactively after the shutdown ends. Those furloughed would receive retroactive pay only if Congress votes to pay them after the fact.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

680

37

643

Minimum level of oversight and surveillance of the futures markets, clearing operations and intermediaries is maintained. However, the vast bulk of the CFTC’s oversight and surveillance functions will cease during a lapse of appropriations.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Consumer Product Safety Commission

540

22

518

With 22 workers left, analysis of defective products will continue; recalls still coordinated; imports still monitored.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Corporation for National and Community Service

610

72

538

It’s core programs are Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund. Previously awarded grants and cooperative agreements will not be affected by the absence of current appropriations. However, no new grants will be awarded during this period and program and grants staff will not be available to provide assistance to grantees.

Open/Functions continue

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

1,231

1,016

215

Serving the District of Columbia, the court’s mission is to enhance public safety, prevent crime and reduce recidivism.

Open/Functions continue

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

111

111

0

The board identifies the nature and consequences of potential threats to public health and safety at the Department of Energy’s defense nuclear facilities. Initially, the board will continue full operations, but 100 people would be furloughed in an extended shutdown.

Open/Mostly open

Delta Regional Authority

6

The Delta Regional Authority works to improve life for the residents of 252 counties and parishes across eight states that border the Mississippi River. It will remain mostly open using unobligated, prior-year funds.

Open/Mostly open

Denali Commission

14

14

0

It’s independent federal agency designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure and economic support throughout Alaska. All employees are exempt.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Commerce

46,420

6,186

40,234

Most research activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be suspended; U.S Census Bureau activities will be suspended.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Education

4,195

212

3,983

Most Department of Education employees are not excepted because the department, which is not among the largest in Washington, does not administer direct education programs. Those are done at the state level. Most of the excepted employees would work to continue administering Direct Loan and Pell Grants with the help of contractors who have already been paid.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Energy

13,814

4,230

9,584

UPDATE: All employees will continue to work until funds are exhausted, according to a DOE official.

Open/Functions continue

Department of Health and Human Services

78,198

37,686

40,512

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would continue large portions of Affordable Care Act activities, including coordination between Medicaid and the Marketplace. Also continued: Insurance rate reviews and assessment of a portion of insurance premiums that are used on medical services. In the short term, the Medicare Program will continue largely uninterrupted.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Homeland Security

231,117

199,822

31,295

The following will be affected: All non-disaster grants programs administered by FEMA and other DHS components; citizens and U.S. businesses will not be able to access E-Verify; FEMA will cease providing high-quality data that is used for public planning. which ultimately is used to make insurance determinations for homeowners; the issuance or renewals of seaman documentation and licensing; fisheries enforcement patrols and routine maintenance to aids to navigation will be limited or curtailed.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Interior

72,562

13,797

58,765

All areas of the National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Systems would be closed and public, access would be restricted. The Bureau of Land Management would terminate all non-emergency activities on the public lands. The scientific work of the U.S. Geological Survey would be halted or conducted in a custodial manner. Only those activities needed to respond to emergency situations would be conducted by the Office of Surface Mining. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement would continue to ensure the safety of drilling and production operations and issue drilling and other offshore permits; however, renewable activities and five-year plan work would be terminated. Most activities at Bureau of Indian Affairs agency, regional and headquarters offices would be suspended. Activities to continue required payments to beneficiaries would continue. The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians would maintain minimum operations necessary to issue checks to beneficiaries. Bureau of Reclamation activities related to continuing” Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Justice

114,486

96,744

17,742

An enormous federal bureaucracy, the Department of Justice is comprised of 40 components. Many workers are excepted as a matter of public safety because they work in law enforcement. The majority of workers at the FBI, the ATF, the Bureau of Prisons, the DEA and other agencies within the Department of Justice would report to work. But there would be effects. US Attorneys, for instance, would curtail a good portion of civil litigation. The US Antitrust division would not prepare any new proceedings

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Labor

16,304

2,954

13,350

Largest division staying in business would be Worker Compensation Programs, which keeps most staff during a shutdown. Mine Safety and the Inspector General’s offices are both at half strength. The rest would be mostly furloughed, including OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (unemployment numbers). BLS can bring in a minimal staff to get out major indicators if OMB orders. It’s unclear whether they’d do that for September unemployment numbers set for October 4. Source

Open/Mostly open

Department of State

Consular operations will continue if the government shuts down, which means that people would be able to get visas and passports. However, there is an exception is for passport offices that are located in buildings that are otherwise shutdown, so some people may see delays in their applications. Travel plans for State Department personnel will mostly be put on hold, as will all new employment offers. The State Department has not released exact numbers of furloughs, but in previous shutdowns, furloughs were felt more heavily at the department’s headquarters in Washington than at posts overseas. The State Department contingency plan did not list the total or furloughed number of employees at the department.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Department of Transportation

55,468

36,987

18,481

FAA remains near full functionality (including air traffic controllers and safety responsibilities).

Open/Mostly open

Department of Veterans Affairs

332,025

317,801

14,224

Most employees at the VA are funded through multi-year and other types of appropriations. That is why such a large percentage are expected to work.

Closed/Not able to function

Election Assistance Commission

26

0

26

No one would research improving federal elections or provide payments to states for improving their election systems.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Environmental Protection Agency

16,205

1,069

15,136

Some laboratory staff stays on the job, as well as emergency responders (responding to environmental emergencies) and a few other staffers in other divisions. Most EPA operations halt.

Closed/Not able to function

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2,164

107

2,057

Remaining staff would mostly be in the field division, which helps people file employment discrimination claims. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Executive Office of the President

1,701

436

1,265

Many entities exist under the EOP. A few of them include: Office of Budget and Management, Council of Economic Advisors, Office of the First Lady and Office of the White House Counsel.

Closed/Not able to function

Export-Import Bank of the United States

409

17

392

Export-Import Bank has 409 employees. In the event of a furlough, the ban expects to retain 17 employees (4.1% of Ex-Im Bank’s workforce) and three contractors.

Open/Functions continue

Farm Credit Administration

FCA operates as a nonappropriated agency with a permanent, readily available, revolving fund. As such, FCA is not reliant on the passage of annual appropriation legislation for its operating expenses or ongoing operations.

Open/Functions continue

Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation

If Congress failed to pass a federal budget or a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014, FCSIC would remain open during a government shutdown and its employees would report to work.

Closed/Not able to function

FDIC Office of Inspector General

121

8

113

This is an independent unit that conducts audits, investigations and other reviews of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s programs and operations.

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Communications Commission

1,754

38

1,716

During a shutdown, all FCC activities other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property will cease. Source

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Election Commission

346

6

340

An independent regulatory agency, the FEC discloses campaign finance information, enforces the laws on campaign contributions and oversees the public funding of presidential elections. Furlough projections based on 2011 numbers: Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

1,460

67

1,393

Inspections, market monitoring, and electric grid monitoring continue

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Labor Relations Authority

130

4

126

Of the approximate 130 current Agency employees, four employees, which consist of the FLRA Chairman, two Authority Members and the GC, are deemed necessary. Source

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Maritime Commission

120

0

120

All Commission activities will be completely shut down by 12:00 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

75

8

67

The Commission will continue to adjudicate those Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 disputes that arise from a mine emergency and are necessary to ensure continued public health and safety. The Commission will continue to review incoming filings for emergency and time sensitive items. The Commission will continue to decide whether to grant or deny Petitions for Discretionary Review.

Closed/Not able to function

Federal Trade Commission

1,178

285

893

All commission employees shall be furloughed except those performing work to address a threat to human life or property; those involved in the orderly shutdown of agency operations; and those otherwise allowed by operation of law. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Department of Treasury)

345

30

315

Its mission is safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering. Significant agency activities that will continue include: Providing investigative support to law enforcement investigations; addressing dissemination issues; continuing computer operations to prevent loss of data; and maintaining minimal telecommunications. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Financial Management Service

1,370

735

635

A bureau of the U.S. Treasury, the FMS operates the federal government’s collections and deposit systems, among other duties. All employees must report for duty on the first work day of shutdown. If an appropriations bill has not been approved, non-excepted staff will be given furlough notices and dismissed until funding is approved by Congress. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

General Services Administration

11,821

4,094

7,727

GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government. Its policies cover travel, property and management practices. In the absence of appropriations, GSA owned and leased buildings will remain open and operate in “weekend mode.” Source

Open/Functions continue

Individual congressional offices

Each member of Congress determines which of his or her staff remains on the job during a shutdown. The law governing shutdowns allows for workers who support a constitutionally mandated function (such as legislating) to work after funding has lapsed.

Closed/Not able to function

Institute of Museum and Library Services

69

4

65

The IMLS website, www.imls.gov, will continue to function. Source

Closed/Not able to function

Inter-American Foundation

4

The IAF assists with development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The only activities authorized for IAF employees are those that contribute to an orderly suspension of foundation activities. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Internal Revenue Service

94,516

8,752

85,764

All the following would cease in a shutdown: All audit functions; examination of returns and processing of nonelectronic tax returns that do not include remittances; nonautomated collections; legal counsel; taxpayer services such as responding to taxpayer questions (call sites); information systems functions (except as necessary to prevent loss of data in process); all planning, research, and training and development activities. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

International Boundary and Water Commission

188

Operations office will close, engineering office will close, Operations department will continue to operate critical functions.

Closed/Not able to function

International Boundary Commission

8

1

7

Maintenance of the U.S./Canada border provided by the U.S. Section of the IBC. Phone calls will be forwarded to the acting commissioner. All other functions will cease.

Closed/Not able to function

International Joint Commission

20

1

19

This commission works in cooperation with Canada over shared waters. Virtually all IJC work will cease. U.S. Chair will be excepted to make emergency decisions.

Open/Functions continue

Kennedy Center

50

In the event of a shutdown, the Kennedy Center will continue its nonappropriated functions and honor all nonappropriated fund contracts, including planned performances, educational activities and employment activities for its approximately 1,150 trust employees. Source

Closed/Not able to function

Millennium Challenge Corporation

283

6

277

The MCC is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

National Archives and Records Administration

3,184

1,252

1,932

Established in 1934, this agency preserves and documents vital government and historical records.

Closed/Not able to function

National Capital Planning Commission

35

5

30

The commission provides long-range planning guidance for Washington and nearby area. Unless notified otherwise, only excepted employees should report to work on the first day of a temporary lapse. Source

Closed/Not able to function

National Council on Disability

http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2010/NCD_March312011_ContingencyPlan.pdf

Closed/Not able to function

National Gallery of Art

During a lapse in federal funding, the gallery and its grounds, including the Sculpture Garden, will be closed to the public. All public programs and events will be canceled. Source

Closed/Not able to function

National Labor Relations Board

1,611

11

1,600

Case handling, outreach and information office is closed.

Closed/Not able to function

National Science Foundation

2,000

300

1,700

The NSF was created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”

Partially Closed/Shutdown

National Transportation Safety Board

Will still investigate major accidents and continue ongoing investigations.

Open/Mostly open

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Funded by no-year appropriations; will remain mostly open until prior year funds are exhausted.

Closed/Not able to function

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

58

2

56

Totally closed. IT and Administrative Assistant are the only employees retained

Closed/Not able to function

Office of Government Ethics

63

1

62

The OGE provides oversight and accountability of executive branch policies designed to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest.

Open/Mostly open

Office of Personnel Management

The majority of OPM’s functions are funded by sources other than annual appropriations, and thus would continue during a government shutdown caused by a lapse in appropriations.

Open/Mostly open

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

240

240

0

Commitments of new loans, loan guarantees and political risk insurance will not take place during shutdown – not because of a hiatus in appropriations, per se, but because a temporary reauthorization provision dependent on the appropriations process will lapse during the shutdown.

Open/Functions continue

Peace Corps

1,055

428

627

A spokesman for Peace Corps said the agency’s overseas deployments would not be affected since it would be expensive and dangerous to suddenly bring all of their volunteers home. She wrote: “All overseas Peace Corps operations are continuing, and volunteers will see no change in the support or services they receive. In addition, key personnel at headquarters responsible for protecting life and property – including those who directly provide health care services and support to volunteers – are excepted from furlough and will be working throughout the federal government shutdown. However, the vast majority of Peace Corps domestic staff have been furloughed (i.e. recruitment). “

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Postal Regulatory Commission

70

8

62

The commission has exercised regulatory oversight over the Postal Service since its creation by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

5

All staff furloughed except for the full-time chairman and four part-time board members.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Small Business Administration

3,516

1,329

2,187

Disaster loan program and the IG open; everything else closed

Closed/Not able to function

Smithsonian

4,202

688

3,514

All museums would close. Excepted employees include those who protect the collections, feed the animals, etc. Volunteers aren’t allowed to help out. Of, 4,202 employees, 688 would be “excepted” and expected to work. 2013 contingency plan

Open/Mostly open

Social Security Administration

62,343

44,337

18,006

Necessary implication act allows for partial functionality

Open/Mostly open

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

192

192

0

In FY 2013, SIGAR was funded by multiyear appropriations which expire September 30, 2014. SIGAR will continue to fund agency operations during a lapse in funding through the use of carryover funds. If the period of funding lapse exceeds 61 days the carryover funds available, SIGAR will initiate implementation of this plan.

Open/Functions continue

Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (Department of the Treasury)

193

193

0

The office is financed by multiyear appropriations and so essentially is excepted from shutdown. It provides oversight for the 2008 Wall Street Bailout.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Treasury — departmental offices

1,976

979

997

The Department of the Treasury is broken up into a number of bureaus elsewhere on this list that perform specific functions. These 1,976 people are detailed to the headquarters in Washington,. Those expected to work include the Secretary of the Treasury and his staff.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Inspector General for Tax Administration (Department of the Treasury)

766

297

469

The Treasury Department’s independent overseer of the IRS would halt most new investigations and there would be a slowdown to others.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Office of Inspector General (Department of the Treasury)

181

27

154

From their contingency plan: “In the event of a lapse in funding, the OIG would suspend most operations (including audits) except those required by law. “

Open/For 10 days

U.S. courts

The U.S. court system could operate for 10 days on available funds.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

8,709

349

8,360

In a switch from previous shutdown plans, new mortgages could be endorsed by the FHA, which backs a large percentage of US loans, particularly for first-time home buyers.But that ability would only be temporary. Loan processing would be drastically slowed.

Closed/Not able to function

U.S. Office of Special Council

110

14

96

Whistleblower disclosures involving a substantial and serious risk to public health or safety or those requiring emergency action to protect property will continue to be processed. Source

Open/For a few weeks

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO could operate for “a few weeks” with available funds.

Closed/Not able to function

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

48

4

44

The agency promotes U.S. economic interest in foreign counties. Source

Partially Closed/Shutdown

Udall Foundation

The Udall Foundation focuses on environmental and natureal resources issues. Education activities continue; U.S. institute closes completely

Closed/Not able to function

United States Access Board

29

0

29

This board promotes equality for people with disabilities and provides accessibility guidelines and standards

Closed/Not able to function

United States African Development Foundation

66

5

61

Grants are fully obligated, so recipients remain operational

Closed/Not able to function

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

21

0

21

USICH does not conduct exempted activities

Open/Mostly open

U.S. Agency for International Development

The agency will continue operating using residual balances in multiyear and no-year accounts until these funds are insufficient to continue. During this time, operations will be restricted.

Closed/Not able to function

U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

10

0

10

CFA activities are classified as nonexempt

Closed/Not able to function

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

402

225

?

Museum will be closed to the public

Closed/Not able to function

U.S. Postal Service Inspector General

1,136

19

1,117

The operation was created to detect and report fraud and waste in the operations of the U.S. Postal Service.

Open/Mostly open

USDA – Agricultural Marketing Service

2,696

2,272

424

The AMS administers programs that facilitate the marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber and specialty crops.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

USDA – Departmental Management

165

Emergency response continues, protection of federal lands continues, protection against cybersecurity continues

Open/Mostly open

USDA – Food Safety and Inspection Service

9,633

8,415

1,218

Field inspection of meat, poultry and egg products continue.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

USDA – Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

1,363

171

1,192

SNAP — food stamps — continue at least for one month. But WIC, a separate program for pregnant women and children, shuts down. WIC affects 9 million people per month according to their government website.

Open/Mostly open

USDA – Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

743

528

215

GIPSA would continue to provide inspection and weighing services that are supported by user fees

Open/Mostly open

USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service

148

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, according to its website, “administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops.”

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Office of Budget and Program Analysis

2

Only the director and associate director would remain to manage continued activities

Partially Closed/Shutdown

USDA – Office of Communications

78

2

76

Unless otherwise directed by OMB, the USDA.gov website will go dark and be linked to a “splash” page. Press releases will not be generated nor will there be USDA contact with the media.

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Office of Ethics

0

Unless specifically requested by the Office of the Secretary or the General Counsel, and only for those times requested, the OE director will be in a furlough status along with the rest of the OE staff.

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

154

0

154

There are no employees necessary to lead and direct the continuation of activities.

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Office of the Chief Economist

0

No activities of OCE involve law enforcement, health, safety, life, or property. OCE has no funds available to finance activities other than appropriations. Consequently, no OCE employees are considered exigency employees.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

USDA – Office of the General Counsel

11

The top lawyer for the US Department of Agriculture and his staff would not be furloughed.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

USDA – Research, Education and Economics

10,190

400

6,190

Market news reports, NASS statistics, and other agricultural economic and statistical reports and projections would be discontinued; Research facilities would be closed except for the care for animals, plants and associated infrastructure to preserve agricultural research

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Risk Management Agency

430

0

430

RMA will not maintain any activities during a government shutdown. RMA will not maintain any staff to either pay contractual obligations or perform any regulatory functions such as editing data.

Closed/Not able to function

USDA – Rural Development

4,730

53

4,677

This offshoot of the USDA has no program activities that would continue in the absence of an appropriation. However, there are certain limited activities that are viewed as “excepted” for the purpose of preserving the government’s property. This property includes the development’s loans portfolio, which exceeds $190 billion and serves as collateral for loans, and borrowers’ funds paid to the development in escrow for real estate taxes and property insurance.

Partially Closed/Shutdown

NASA

18,250

367

17,883

No tours or public access to NASA facilities; NASA Television/website goes dark

Open/Mostly open

Bureau of Fiscal Service (Department of the Treasury)

1,370

979

391

FMS will continue to provide resources necessary to support disbursements to Social Security recipients, maintain governmentwide accounting activities, as well as activities related to borrowing and tax collection. In addition, FMS will continue the Debt Collection Program activities.