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- Biden administration begins cautioning feds to prepare for a shutdown - September 28, 2023
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Biden administration has begun notifying employees that a government shutdown is looming, taking steps to further plan for a shuttering of agencies just two days before funding is set to lapse.
While communications throughout government have so far been inconsistent, at least some agencies are reaching out to their workforces to notify them that contingency preparations are underway. In a message to Homeland Security Department employees obtained by Government Executive, Randolph “Tex” Alles, DHS’ deputy secretary for management, told employees they would soon find out whether they are furloughed. He noted that Congress could still act to avoid a shutdown, but said the department must make the “proper preparation” for any outcome.
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