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Furlough Guidance


A shutdown furlough occurs when there's a lapse in appropriations, and can occur at the beginning of a fiscal year if no funds have been appropriated for that year, or upon expiration of a continuing resolution if a new continuing resolution or appropriations law is not passed. In a shutdown furlough, affected agencies are required to cease any activities funded by annual appropriations that are not excepted by law.

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