When the government shuts down, the pain points pop up all over, sometimes in unanticipated places.
The Society for Human Resource Management pulled together an extensive list of what’s working and what’s not during the shutdown. SHRM especially cautions government contractors to be ready to furlough employees dedicated to federal work, but also to make sure they don’t run afoul of wage and hour rules that still apply.
Department of Homeland Security
What’s shut down: Not much.
What’s not shut down: Pretty much everything. You’ll still have annoyingly long lines at the airport.
What’s shut down: “IRS will cease some of its key functions such as audits, examinations of returns, processing of paper returns and call-center operations for taxpayers with questions,” according to the agency.
What’s not shut down: Treasury “will continue disbursements of Social Security funds, automated revenue collections and the work of daily cash management for the government, in addition to paying interest on the federal debt.”