FCC During Government Shutdown

Posted on October 4th, 2013 by


The FCC has published a 4-page plan for operations during any government shutdown.  FCC employees will report to work for four hours of the first day of the shutdown to complete a series of actions necessary to shutter operations (including cancelling travel, training, and public sessions).  A skeleton crew of 38 employees will remain on duty during the shutdown for protection of life and property purposes.  The FCC’s announcement does not include any statement about the continued availability of online filing systems during a government shutdown.  We presume that they will remain available, at least until maintenance or other monitoring requirements are triggered for which personnel may not be available.