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Federal Government In Bay Area - Status Open
by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )
Thursday Oct 17th, 2013 7:50 AM
The Federal Government reopens for business today in the Bay Area, across the nation, and around the world after after a 16-day Federal Government shutdown occurred due to the feud over the federal budget.
Federal Government In Bay Area - Status Open

By Lynda Carson - October 17, 2013

The Federal Government reopens for business today in the Bay Area, across the nation, and around the world after a 16-day Federal Government shutdown occurred due to the on-going feud over the federal budget.

Around 900,000 federal employees are being ordered back to work in the Bay Area and across the nation today after the extreme right-wing fanatics of the Republican Party and their fascist Tea Party allies forced a government shutdown to take place during the past 16-days.

The government shutdown affected federal employees and businesses in Oakland, San Francisco, and other Bay Area cities, including nearby tourist destinations such as Alcatraz Island, and Yosemite.

A short term deal (continuing resolution) negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell funds the government at Republican-backed (sequestration) spending levels through Jan. 15, 2014, and suspends the debt limit through Feb. 7. 2014.

The short term deal that was signed into law on October 16, 2013 by President Barack Obama is setting up the federal government for another possible shutdown in the next three to four months if the Democrats and Republicans fail to pass a federal budget, or another continuing resolution to fund the federal government.

In a message sent out today from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the Federal Government, the current status is OPEN.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

See current message below from OPM...

Current Status

Federal Government

Applies to: October 17, 2013

STATUS: OPEN

Open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.

Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, Federal government operations are open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.  Agencies are strongly encouraged to use all available workplace flexibilities to ensure a smooth transition back to work for employees (e.g. telework, work schedule flexibilities, and excused absence for hardship situations).

(Posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM)

Click on link below for full details...

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/current-status/




§Clarification again...
by Lynda Carson Friday Oct 18th, 2013 12:11 AM
Clarification again...

Below is the correct version...

Sorry for any confusion.

Lynda Carson


Clarification / Update

It was reported that President Barack Obama actually signed Continuing Resolution H.R. 2775 to reopen the federal government, and raise the debt ceiling shortly past midnight on October 17, 2013.

It was deeply disappointing that the Democrats caved in again to go along with the demands of the right-wing pigs of the Republican Party to keep the massive sequestration budget cuts in place for the near future, and possibly for the next 8-years. This is around $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to the nations discretionary domestic programs, and the military.

I am also concerned that the Democrats will allow the Republicans to have their way to amend the sequestration budget cuts so that all the cuts will eventually be attached to only the discretionary domestic programs.

I would prefer to see all the budget cuts go to the military, instead of to the nations discretionary domestic programs.

Lynda Carson