A lapse in federal appropriations that started on Saturday due to a partial government shutdown has affected some federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday.
About 32K employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been precluded from going to work, including 1.5K personnel at DHSâ management directorate who have been put on emergency furlough.
âOnly those functions and activities that are exempt or excepted from the work restrictions specified in the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) may continue during a lapse in appropriations,â according to DHS’ updated guidance on the shutdown.
The Department of Commerce is set to furlough more than 80 percent of its workforce, according to the agencyâs contingency plans in the event of a shutdown.
The report also cited the shutdownâs impact on staffing levels at some public-facing agencies such as the Department of Interiorâs National Park Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agricultureâs rural development office and economic research service.
Some uniformed service members at the U.S. Coast Guard, DepartmentÂ ofÂ Health and Human Servicesâ Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Commissioned Officer Corps are also facing uncertainty when it comes to their pay dates due to the shutdown, the report added.