Shutdown 101

Friday, April 8, 2011
By Paul Martin

By Damian Paletta

The White House Office of Management and Budget sent a memo to federal agencies telling them the game plan if a spending agreement can’t be reached by midnight Friday. The bottom line:

Friday: All federal employees are expected to report to work as normal. The White House plans to inform federal agencies if a new spending bill is likely to be enacted. If the White House believes a spending bill won’t be enacted by midnight, federal agencies must tell employees who will be furloughed “that they are prohibited… from performing any work over the weekend pending further notice.” They won’t be allowed to work from home, use government-issued BlackBerries, cell phones, computers, or laptops, in almost all cases. They can, however, use that government equipment to perform “shutdown-related activities.”

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