What is open, and what is closed during government shutdown

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(CNN) — 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. Personnel at headquarters who directly support volunteers will work through the shutdown, but the vast majority of domestic staff have been furloughed.

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.

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