Government Shutdown Resource Center
With Congress and the president at an impasse over funding for a border wall, a partial government shutdown was triggered when appropriations for several agencies lapsed at midnight on December 22. Even an abbreviated shutdown has a significant impact, and it is critical that contractors understand the implications for their operations and what actions they should take before, during and after a lapse in appropriations. The information and resources on this page provide guidance and answers to key questions for companies and will be updated as new developments take place.
PSC’s guidance for contractors includes a recording and slides from our shutdown operations and preparation webinars, a checklist of contractor actions during a government shutdown, and updated talking points on the effects of government shutdowns on companies, employees, and the government programs they support.
Current and past guidance for selected agencies is available below, with additional agency guidance available from the OMB Repository of Agency Contingency Plans.
Calls to Action
- Share PSC’s Social Media Toolkit with your employees and post on your company accounts to amplify our messaging to stop the shutdown
- Share your shutdown stories with PSC, including information about problems, challenges and issues arising from the shutdown, as well as any information received from the government so we can best speak on your behalf
- Are you willing to talk to the press, on the record or on background, based on a referral from PSC? If so, contact Ashlei Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org with information on the person or people with whom we should coordinate.
- Review PSC’s key talking points and share with your PR staff
We encourage PSC members to send us information about problems, challenges, and issues arising from the shutdown, as well as any information received from the government.
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