How Homeland Security Plans to Work in a Shutdown

Published on 28 Feb 2015, 12:19
The Department of Homeland Security has released its plans for a potential shutdown of the agency after Congress failed Friday to pass a stopgap bill to keep it funded for three weeks.
In a 46-page document, the department outlines what functions would be maintained in the event of a shutdown, including counter-terrorism watches, TSA checks, and Secret Service protections. Workers who perform those jobs would be required to work but would not be paid until Congress acts.
Of about 225,000 on-board employees, about 194,000 will be required to work despite the funding lapse.