Federal Government Shutdown
Page Updated: January 25th, 2018
The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) is closely monitoring the budget situation in Washington, D.C. and we are working diligently to determine the most appropriate response should the Federal government shutdown. Impacts to application submission, award processing, no-cost extensions, and other tasks that require federal sponsor interaction are being assessed. Our commitment to help campus navigate sponsored programs administration is unchanged. We will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely as possible.
January 22nd, 2018
The Federal government passed a continuing resolution until February 8th. The few Federal programs that issued stop work orders have issued resume work orders. All work on Federal grant programs can resume.
January 17th, 2018
Congress has until 11:59pm (EST) on January 19th to pass legislation to fund the government. RSP is monitoring the situation and posting updates as we have them.
December 20th, 2017
Congress has until 11:59 pm (EST) on December 22nd to pass legislation to fund the government. RSP will be monitoring the situation and posting updates as we have them.
December 7th, 2017
At this time, congress has until 11:59 pm (EST) on December 8th to pass legislation to fund the government. On December 4th the Office of Management and Budget notified all federal agencies they should begin preparing for a lapse in appropriations. The agency contingency plans have been posted on the Whitehouse webpage and can be accessed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information-for-agencies/Agency-Contingency-Plans
Government Shutdown Guidance
When the Federal government shutdown in 2013, RSP provided guidance related to stop work orders, impacted UW employees, and specific project types. The specific guidance is listed below and will be updated as situation in Washington develops.
Government Shutdown stop work order FAQs
List of Awards that have Received a Stop Work Order
Guidance on Managing Employees during the Federal Government Shutdown
List of Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Awards
Agency Contingency Plans
This link currently contains generic guidelines by each agency.
Memo from OMB Directory Mulvaney
Specific Instructions Received from Federal Agencies
In the event of a shutdown, RSP will receive notices with specific guidance from the funding agencies. As RSP receives these notices, we will post them here.