shutdown

PEERMail: Shutdown Lesson for Employees – Stop Being Pawns

by Susan Sargent | January 31, 2019
Shutdown Lesson for Employees – Stop Being Pawns This nightmarish government shutdown ended under a three-week truce as Trump threatens to do it again—for what would be the fourth government shutdown in two years. For federal employees caught in the middle of this ridiculous ...

Environmental Impact of the 2019 Shutdown

by Susan Sargent | January 25, 2019
While the human impact of the government shutdown is far-reaching, the environmental impact is also of grave concern. National Parks have remained open but with no security or hospitality staff on site, they are being abused and neglected. Water quality and food safety testing aren’t ...

Federal Employees: What to Do in a Shutdown

by Susan Sargent | January 23, 2019
Because the rules are unclear for how to behave in a shutdown, and the offices who would clarify them may also be closed, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has prepared this Survival Guide in concert with retired federal civil servants and publicly available official ...

The Antideficiency Act

The Antideficiency Act (the Act) generally forbids agencies from continued operation in the absence of appropriations by prohibiting an “officer or employee” of the U.S. government from “mak[ing] or authoriz[ing] an expenditure or obligation” exceeding any amounts available by ...

PEERMail: The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs

by Susan Sargent | January 15, 2019
The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs Not only is this the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it is also the dumbest. Incredibly, it is already the third shutdown during the relatively short but seemingly interminable Trump tenure. With the first round of missed paychecks, ...