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Potential government shutdown: Impact on USDA APHIS PPQ

10/01/2013 09:04 am

Dear valued customer,
We have received the following announcement from our local USDA APHIS PPQ South Florida Area Director.

Pedro Millan writes:
As you are aware, if a new Federal budget is not in place by midnight, there will be a partial shutdown of the Federal Government and some employees will be furloughed. In the context of shutdown furloughs, the term "excepted" issued to refer to employees who are funded through annual appropriations who are nonetheless excepted from the furlough because they are performing work that, bylaw, may continue to be performed during a lapse in appropriations.

While we are still optimistic that a budget will be passed, we are making the necessary preparations for a shutdown. As valuable cooperators and stakeholders, I wanted to inform you of the anticipated status of our operations. Our Plant Inspection Stations in Miami, and PEV office will remain fully staffed and operational. Nothing to worry about so far...
We will continue to monitor the situation and send out timely updates.

Thank you for your continued support.
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