Government employees shafted. Taxpayers, too


The U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department and other federal agencies have drafted guides telling employees what they can and can’t do during a government shutdown.
One thing many of them can do is apply for unemployment benefits. So taxpayers end up paying at least some of their salaries during the shutdown.
Here are some of the guides and shutdown plans for the State Department, USAID and USAID’s Office of Inspector General.

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