VA’s Veterans Health Administration received advance appropriations for fiscal year 2018 as part of the 2017 budget. So VHA is continuing full operations.
In addition, 95.5 percent of VA employees will come to work as normal, and most aspects of VA’s operations will not be impacted. The 95.5 percent figure combines the funded VHA staff and those staff legally excepted from shutdown under VA’s shutdown plan, found here.
VA’s detailed contingency plan is available below and on the VA.gov website. The document outlines programs and resources necessary to ensure the shutdown of VA’s functions, if normal operations are suspended. It applies to all personnel and contractors assigned to or performing services for VA.
- OMB Memorandum M-18-05,Planning for Agency Operations during a Potential Lapse in Appropriations (January 19, 2018)
- OMB Memorandum M-18-06, Status of Agency Operations (January 20, 2018)
- OMB Bulletin No. 18-01, Apportionment of Obligational Authority for Necessary Agency Operations in the Absence of Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations
- VA Appropriations Lapse Contingency Plan
Information for VA Employees
(Updated 01/22/2018, 11:15 a.m.)