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Furlough Information For Forest Service Employees



This page is intended as a resource for USDA Forest Service employees during the current partial government shutdown who are:

  • Furloughed (a type of non-pay status), or
  • “Excepted” from furlough (i.e., continuing to work and earn pay, but their pay is delayed until appropriations are authorized).
  • Employees who are “exempt” from the lapse in appropriations (e.g., because they are not paid from annually appropriated funds) are not impacted.

It does not replace official channels of communication between an employee and their supervisor and home unit.

Please note: If the partial government shutdown continues for more than 30 days, all employees will be issued a new furlough letter. There will not be a reduction in force (RIF).

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Submission Guidelines

The Forest Service Office of Communication compiles input by field units and Washington Office staffs. This site is updated on a daily basis, so please ensure your submissions are between 300 and 350 words, timely, of interest to everyone across the Forest Service, and follow the inverted pyramid.

Dated information and submissions that have primarily local interest will not be accepted. Field units should submit items through their region, station or area Public Affairs Office, which approve and prioritize submissions. Send items to WO Weekly Report inbox. Include supporting photos. Photos should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) at 10 inches, or 2100 pixels at widest point.

If you have any comments, please email the FS-PPT Comments inbox. Follow the Forest Service on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We reserve the right not to publish your submission.  



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