12/14/11: Most agencies are currently funded by a Continuing Resolution that will run out at midnight, Friday, December 16th. Because Congress has not completed work on FY 2012 funding bills there could be a partial government shutdown at that time. The SEC's budget has not yet been approved by Congress.
Agencies will begin contacting employees today and plan to provide informal determinations of excepted or non-excepted employees by Friday with formal notice no later than Monday. SEC will be commencing this process this evening.
Agencies with FY 2012 funding legislation in place that will not face a government shutdown are: Department of Transportation, HUD, Agriculture, National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Justice, Commerce, FDA, and CFTC.
OPM says they will be updating shutdown information on their web site at www.opm.gov. NTEU specifically asked for information about use or lose in a shutdown situation. We will keep you updated as information becomes available at the SEC.