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Government shutdown: What's closed, what's open?

With the federal government now shut down, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise affected. Below is a list of offices and agencies that are affected until congressional leaders and the president reach an agreement on a continuing resolution to reopen the government, along with the potential number of employees affected:
Ability One
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 30
Total furloughed: 30
Notes: The independent agency's 30 employees, who work on behalf of the blind, would be prohibited from working during a shutdown.
Active-duty military (Department of Defense)
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 1,400,000
Total furloughed:
Notes: All active-duty military remain on the job. They will receive paychecks October 1. But if a shutdown lasts until October 7, that could affect their next paychecks. Those paychecks could be delayed until after a shutdown.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 39
Total furloughed: 34
Notes: 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.
Treasury - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 483
Total furloughed: 448
Notes: Most tax duties will continue, but processing of requests for new licenses, label approval and manufacture of non-beverage products would cease.
American Battle Monuments Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: All sites worldwide will be closed to the public.
Appalachian Regional Commission
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The commission works to further economic development in Appalachia. It's funded through exempt money.
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 285
Total furloughed: 36
Notes: The two retirement homes are in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Washington. During a funding hiatus, the agency will remain open to ensure the health and safety of residents, to protect property or to provide other emergency services.
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 1,600
Total furloughed: 611
Notes: Broadcasters within the Broadcasting Board of Governors 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.
Bureau of Public Debt
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 771
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: 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 and maintain government-wide accounting activities as well as activities related to federal government borrowing and tax collection.
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 40
Total furloughed: 37
Notes: 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.)
Civilian military workers (Department of Defense)
Status: Partially Closed/Shutdown
Total employees: 800,000
Total furloughed: 400,000
Notes: Half of civilian workers for the military will 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.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 680
Total furloughed: 643
Notes: Minimum level of oversight and surveillance of the futures markets, clearing operations and intermediaries is maintained. However, the vast bulk of the commission's oversight and surveillance functions will cease during a lapse of appropriations.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 540
Total furloughed: 518
Notes: With 22 workers left, analysis of defective products will continue; recalls still coordinated; imports still monitored.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 610
Total furloughed: 538
Notes: Its 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.
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 1,231
Total furloughed: 215
Notes: Serving the District of Columbia, the court's mission is to enhance public safety, prevent crime and reduce recidivism.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 111
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: 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.
Delta Regional Authority
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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.
Denali Commission
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 14
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: It's an independent federal agency designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure and economic support throughout Alaska. All employees are exempt.
Department of Commerce
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 46,420
Total furloughed: 40,234
Notes: 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.
Department of Education
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 4,195
Total furloughed: 3,983
Notes: 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.
Department of Energy
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 13,814
Total furloughed: 9,584
Notes: All employees will continue to work until funds are exhausted.
Department of Health and Human Services
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 78,198
Total furloughed: 40,512
Notes: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services would continue large portions of Affordable Care Act activities, including coordination between Medicaid and the Marketplace, as well as 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.
Department of Homeland Security
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 231,117
Total furloughed: 31,295
Notes: The following will be affected: All non-disaster grants programs administered by FEMA and other Homeland Security 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.
Department of Interior
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 72,562
Total furloughed: 58,765
Notes: 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 continuing.
Department of Justice
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 114,486
Total furloughed: 17,742
Notes: An enormous federal bureaucracy, the Department of Justice comprises 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. U.S. Attorneys, for instance, would curtail a good portion of civil litigation. The U.S. Antitrust Division would not prepare any new proceedings
Department of Labor
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 16,304
Total furloughed: 13,350
Notes: The 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). The Bureau of Labor Statistics can bring in a minimal staff to get out major indicators if the Office of Management and Budget orders. It's unclear whether they'd do that for September unemployment numbers, set for October 4.
Department of State
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Consular operations will continue if the government shuts down, which means people would be able to get visas and passports. However, there is an exception is for passport offices in buildings that are otherwise shut down, 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.
Department of Transportation
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 55,468
Total furloughed: 18,481
Notes: FAA remains near full functionality (including air traffic controllers and safety responsibilities).
Department of Veterans Affairs
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 332,025
Total furloughed: 14,224
Notes: Most employees at the VA are funded through multiyear and other types of appropriations. That is why such a large percentage are expected to work.
Election Assistance Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 26
Total furloughed: 26
Notes: No one would research improving federal elections or provide payments to states for improving their election systems.
Environmental Protection Agency
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 16,205
Total furloughed: 15,136
Notes: 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 2,164
Total furloughed: 2,057
Notes: Remaining staff would mostly be in the field division, which helps people file employment discrimination claims.
Executive Office of the President
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 1,701
Total furloughed: 1,265
Notes: Many entities exist under this office. They include the Office of Budget and Management, the Council of Economic Advisors, the Office of the First Lady and the Office of the White House Counsel.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 409
Total furloughed: 392
Notes: The 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 work force) and three contractors.
Farm Credit Administration
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The administration operates as a nonappropriated agency with a permanent, readily available revolving fund. As such, it is not reliant on the passage of annual appropriation legislation for its operating expenses or ongoing operations.
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: If Congress failed to pass a federal budget or a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014, the corporation would remain open during a government shutdown, and its employees would report to work.
FDIC Office of Inspector General
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 121
Total furloughed: 113
Notes: This is an independent unit that conducts audits, investigations and other reviews of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's programs and operations.
Federal Communications Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 1,754
Total furloughed: 1,716
Notes: During a shutdown, all FCC activities other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property will cease.
Federal Election Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 346
Total furloughed: 340
Notes: 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.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 1,460
Total furloughed: 1,393
Notes: Inspections, market monitoring and electric grid monitoring continue.
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 130
Total furloughed: 126
Notes: Of the approximate 130 current employees, four employees -- the chairman, two authority members and the general counsel -- are deemed necessary.
Federal Maritime Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 120
Total furloughed: 120
Notes: All commission activities will be completely shut down by noon ET Tuesday.
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 75
Total furloughed: 67
Notes: 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.
Federal Trade Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 1,178
Total furloughed: 893
Notes: 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.
Treasury - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 345
Total furloughed: 315
Notes: Its mission is to 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.
Financial Management Service
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 1,370
Total furloughed: 635
Notes: A bureau of the U.S. Treasury, the agency operates the federal government's collections and deposit systems, among other duties. All employees must report for duty on the first work day of the 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.
General Services Administration
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 11,821
Total furloughed: 7,727
Notes: The 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."
Individual congressional offices
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 69
Total furloughed: 65
Notes: The IMLS website, www.imls.gov, will continue to function.
Inter-American Foundation
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The foundation assists with development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The only activities authorized for its employees are those that contribute to an orderly suspension of foundation activities.
Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 94,516
Total furloughed: 85,764
Notes: All the following would cease in a shutdown: All audit functions; examination of returns and processing of non-electronic tax returns that do not include remittances; non-automated 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.
International Boundary and Water Commission
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Operations office will close; engineering office will close. Operations department will continue to operate critical functions.
International Boundary Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 8
Total furloughed: 7
Notes: Maintenance of the U.S./Canada border provided by the U.S. Section of the commission. Phone calls will be forwarded to the acting commissioner. All other functions will cease.
International Joint Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 20
Total furloughed: 19
Notes: Virtually all commission work will cease. U.S. chairman will be excepted to make emergency decisions.
Kennedy Center
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 50
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 283
Total furloughed: 277
Notes: The corporation is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.
National Archives and Records Administration
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 3,184
Total furloughed: 1,932
Notes: Established in 1934, this agency preserves and documents vital government and historical records.
National Capital Planning Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 35
Total furloughed: 30
Notes: 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.
National Council on Disability
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
National Gallery of Art
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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.
National Labor Relations Board
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 1,611
Total furloughed: 1,600
Notes: Case handling, outreach and information office is closed.
National Science Foundation
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 2,000
Total furloughed: 1,700
Notes: The foundation 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."
National Transportation Safety Board
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The board will still investigate major accidents and continue ongoing investigations.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Funded by no-year appropriations; will remain mostly open until prior-year funds are exhausted.
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 58
Total furloughed: 56
Notes: Totally closed. IT and administrative assistant are the only employees retained.
Office of Government Ethics
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 63
Total furloughed: 62
Notes: The agency provides oversight and accountability of executive branch policies designed to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest.
Office of Personnel Management
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The majority of the office's functions are funded by sources other than annual appropriations and thus would continue during a government shutdown caused by a lapse in appropriations.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 240
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: 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.
Peace Corps
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 1,055
Total furloughed: 627
Notes: It would be logistically difficult for the Peace Corps to cease its operations overseas. The agency would wait at least 15 days to begin winding down those operations.
Postal Regulatory Commission
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 70
Total furloughed: 62
Notes:
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Status: Partially Closed/Shutdown
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: All staff furloughed except for the full-time chairman and four part-time board members.
Small Business Administration
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 3,516
Total furloughed: 2,187
Notes: Disaster loan program and the inspector general open; everything else closed.
Smithsonian
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 4,202
Total furloughed: 3,514
Notes: 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.
Social Security Administration
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 62,343
Total furloughed: 18,006
Notes: Necessary implication act allows for partial functionality.
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 192
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: In fiscal year 2013, the agency was funded by multiyear appropriations that expire September 30, 2014. It 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, the agency will initiate implementation of this plan.
Treasury - Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Status: Open/Functions continue
Total employees: 193
Total furloughed: 0
Notes: The office is financed by multiyear appropriations and so essentially excepted from shutdown. It provides oversight for the 2008 Wall Street bailout.
Treasury - Departmental Offices
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 1,976
Total furloughed: 997
Notes: The Treasury department 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.
Treasury - Inspector General for Tax Administration
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 766
Total furloughed: 469
Notes: The Treasury Department's independent overseer of the IRS would halt most new investigations, and there would be a slow-down to others.
Treasury - Office of Inspector General
Status: Partially Closed/Shutdown
Total employees: 181
Total furloughed: 154
Notes: From its contingency plan: "In the event of a lapse in funding, the OIG would suspend most operations (including audits) except those required by law. "
U.S. courts
Status: Open/for 10 days
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The U.S. court system could operate for 10 days on available funds.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 8,709
Total furloughed: 8,360
Notes: 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.
U.S. Office of Special Council
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 110
Total furloughed: 96
Notes: Whistle-blower 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
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Status: Open/For a few weeks
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The office could operate for "a few weeks" with available funds.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 48
Total furloughed: 44
Notes: The agency promotes U.S. economic interest in foreign counties.
Udall Foundation
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Education activities continue; U.S. institute closes completely.
United States Access Board
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 29
Total furloughed: 29
Notes:
United States African Development Foundation
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 66
Total furloughed: 61
Notes: Grants are fully obligated, so recipients remain operational.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 21
Total furloughed: 21
Notes: council does not conduct exempted activities.
U.S. Agency for International Development
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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.
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 10
Total furloughed: 10
Notes: Commission activities are classified as non-exempt.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 402
Total furloughed:
Notes: The museum will be closed to the public.
U.S. Postal Service Inspector General
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 1,136
Total furloughed: 1,117
Notes:
USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 2,696
Total furloughed: 424
Notes:
USDA - Departmental Management
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Emergency response, protection of federal lands and protection against cyberattacks continue.
USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 9,633
Total furloughed: 1,218
Notes: Field inspection of meat, poultry and egg products continue.
USDA - Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services
Status: Partially Closed/Shutdown
Total employees: 1,363
Total furloughed: 1,192
Notes: SNAP -- food stamps -- continue at least for one month. But WIC, a separate program for pregnant women and children, would shut down. WIC affects 9 million people per month, according to the government website.
USDA - Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 743
Total furloughed: 215
Notes: The administration would continue to provide inspection and weighing services that are supported by user fees.
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: 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."
USDA - Office of Budget and Program Analysis
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Only the director and associate director would remain to manage continued activities.
USDA - Office of Communications
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 78
Total furloughed: 76
Notes: Unless otherwise directed by the Office of Management and Budget, 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.
USDA - Office of Ethics
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: Unless specifically requested by the Office of the Secretary or the general counsel, and only for those times requested, the office director will be in a furlough status along with the rest of the staff.
USDA - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 154
Total furloughed: 154
Notes: There are no employees necessary to lead and direct the continuation of activities.
USDA - Office of the Chief Economist
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: No activities of the office involve law enforcement, health, safety, life or property. It has no funds available to finance activities other than appropriations. Consequently, no employees are considered exigency employees.
USDA - Office of the General Counsel
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees:
Total furloughed:
Notes: The top lawyer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and his staff would not be furloughed.
USDA - Research, Education and Economics
Status: Partially Closed/Shutdown
Total employees: 10,190
Total furloughed: 6,190
Notes: 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.
USDA - Risk Management Agency
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 430
Total furloughed: 430
Notes: The agency will not maintain any activities during a government shutdown. It will not maintain any staff to either pay contractual obligations or perform any regulatory functions, such as editing data.
USDA - Rural Development
Status: Closed/Not able to function
Total employees: 4,730
Total furloughed: 4,677
Notes: This offshoot of the Agriculture Department 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 Rural Development's loans portfolio, which exceeds $190 billion and serves as collateral for loans, and borrowers' funds paid to Rural Development in escrow for real estate taxes and property insurance.
NASA
Status: Partially closed/Shut down
Total employees: 18,250
Total furloughed: 17,883
Notes: No tours or public access to NASA facilities; NASA Television/website goes dark. Personnel responsible for protection of property or life, such as Mission Control, will still report.
Treasury - Bureau of Fiscal Service
Status: Open/Mostly open
Total employees: 1,370
Total furloughed: 391
Notes: The bureau will continue to provide resources necessary to support disbursements to Social Security recipients and maintain government-wide accounting activities, as well as activities related to borrowing and tax collection. In addition, it will continue Debt Collection Program activities.