PSC Statement on the Reopening of the Government Through Feb. 15    

Arlington, V.A. (Jan. 25, 2019) – The Professional Services Council (PSC) issued the following statement on today’s announcement by President Trump that he will sign legislation to reopen currently-shuttered federal agencies with temporary funding through February 15. From PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau:

“Reopening the government for three weeks is a critically important first step. It shows the beginning of finding common ground to a longer-term agreement. We need our government—Legislative and Executive branches alike—to use this opening to the best advantage to provide long-term funding stability.

“We’ve advised our member companies to do three things:
1) Be ready for the government’s reopening and catch up on work;
2) Submit claims for unpaid work performed and overdue unpaid invoices;
3) Support the important future work of agency missions;

“PSC has sought from day one to ensure that the government is fully funded and reopened, that invoices are paid for work completed prior to the shutdown, and that the government provide equitable treatment for contract workers and their families who have been unpaid during this shutdown. These remain our goals.”

Watch Berteau's video statement here.

Media Contact: 
Ashlei Stevens
Director, Media Relations

About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s nearly 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks. To learn more, visit