SEE Program Government-Wide Shutdown Web Guidance

Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program
Federal Government Funding

Funding for part of the federal government expired on December 21, 2018. EPA had sufficient carryover funds to continue to operate through December 28, 2018. If an appropriation is not passed by midnight Friday, December 28th, EPA will initiate orderly shutdown procedures.

In the event of a shutdown, all SSAI SEE Enrollees will be placed on furlough.

SSAI SEE Enrollee Shutdown Instructions

  • Notification of Shutdown

SEE Enrollees should monitor the news media and the SSAI website for information on the status of a pending appropriations act or a continuing resolution.

  • Enrollee Travel

There should be no travel in the absence of an appropriations act or continuing resolution. All SEE Enrollees on travel must return to their duty station no later than midnight, Friday, December 28, 2018. Any planned travel that is scheduled to extend into the new fiscal year must be canceled or rescheduled.

  • Shutdown Activities

To prepare for the shutdown, SEE Enrollees should perform shutdown activities, including securing their workspace, submitting their time sheet, and assisting their monitors with other paid shutdown activities (if requested), by the time they leave their work station, today, Friday, December 28, 2018.

If not already completed, Enrollees should report to their work-stations on Monday, December 31, 2018, in accordance with their normal work schedule, to perform shutdown activities. Enrollees who are approved to telework that day may perform shutdown activities at their telework locations. Enrollees whose first scheduled work day is Wednesday, January 2, 2019, can perform their shutdown duties that day.

  • Return to Work Notification

Enrollees should monitor the news media and the SSAI website for information on the status of a pending appropriations act or a continuing resolution. Enrollees should return to their work station on their first scheduled workday after federal employees are instructed to return. Enrollees may also obtain information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s daily status by calling 1-888-EPA-TALK or by visiting an external website accessed from their own computers at

* Please refer to the email sent to SEE Enrollees and Monitors on 12/28/2018 for more information.

For additional information please contact:

  • John Smith, SEE Director                                301 578-8828
  • Main SSAI SEE Program Line                      301 578-8910
  • Jenny Bivens, Field Operations Officer      734 214-4817
  • Metropolitan Travel:                                           703 941-8186 or 1 800 662-6363
  • Metropolitan Travel After hour help line:   1 866 549-7719

We regret any uncertainty that this situation may cause you and your families. Please be assured that the SSAI SEE Program Staff is committed to assisting you in every way possible. Please continue to watch your local news and the SSAI website for updates.

John D. Smith
SSAI Senior Environmental Employment Program Director

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