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Some government agency websites were essentially turned off Tuesday morning, as the shutdown officially got underway. Agencies also began sending out messages via social media alerting followers that accounts would not be updated during the shutdown.
What's your agency's shutdown plan? Federal News Radio provides links to each agency's guidance in the event of a government shutdown.
EPA also issues guidance to agencies, and OPM updates the governmentwide shutdown guidance.
OMB and GSA put out separate memos detailing steps agencies should take during a government shutdown, including "turning off" certain government websites. OMB reminded agencies to secure systems and offered advice on how to deal with third-party social media sites. GSA gave agencies ideas to minimize the impact of having to shutdown websites.
Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation Transformation (OFIT) issued a draft set of requirements that agencies must meet if they want to be federal shared services providers. The requirements should be finalized this fall, and a new set of providers will be in place in the coming months.
Following a memo released from the Office of Management and Budget Wednesday, the Defense Department has issued a memo preparing employees for the possibility of a government shutdown. DoD answers several questions regarding furloughs, pay and retirement during an appropriations lapse.
OMB Director Sylvia Burwell received a letter from Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this month asking for the facts and figures on how agencies are spending acquisition funds in the fourth quarter.
The White House updates Circular A-123 to include a new appendix to address federal financial management systems. OMB expects the new regulations to let agencies focus on a smaller-scale, risk-based approach to improving financial systems.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Wednesday providing guidance to prepare federal agencies for the possibility of a government shutdown. The memo addressed several frequently asked questions, explaining everything from contracts and grants to the use of IT operations during an appropriations lapse.
The Office of Federal Financial Management is updating Circular A-123 to focus on risk management and data-driven decision-making. OFFM also plans on rescinding the financial systems requirements circular, A-127, in the coming weeks.
Tags: management , financial management , internal controls , A-123 , A-127 , Mike Wetklow , Treasury , David Saltiel , Flavio Menasce , improper payments , Do Not Pay portal , Association of Government Accountants