Federal Government Shutdown – Who is Open?

With the federal government mired in an extended shut down, I thought it would be interesting to take stock of which agencies are working and which are not in case you have an ongoing investigation and are wondering whether a federal employee will return your call.   Currently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) are closed, for the most part, as non-essential services new balance 574 clearance.    Notably, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is open for business as most of its functions are considered law enforcement.


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