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Data Delay: U.S. - Federal shutdown [Dec 2018 etc.] [UPDATED]
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 10:58 ET
By Phillip Thorne
Summary
Because of the U.S. federal government partial shutdown that began on 22 December (35 days), which Data Buffet sources will be impacted? [Updated 26 January.]
Detail

Reopening

Late on Friday 25 January, the President signed a bill to reopen the shuttered federal government agencies; that is, a continuing resolution to provide funds for three weeks, through 15 February.

As of Saturday 26 January, the OPM has posted a "resuming activities" notice, but most agency sites have not removed the "lapse in funding" notices. We will continue to monitor our releases until dissemination resumes; there may be data gaps, the delay of prior releases, and a delay to upcoming releases. Watch for notes on the individual release calendars in Mnemonic 411.

Central notice

As of 26 December, the Office of Personal Management alert read (citation):

Washington, DC Area
Applies to: All Federal Government, until further notice
Status: Due to a lapse in appropriations, Federal Government operations vary by agency.
Employees should refer to their home agency for guidance on reporting for duty.

As of 14 January, it had been replaced by a notice regarding a snow closure.

As of 26 January, it read (citation):

Resuming Activities
A continuing resolution has been passed which provides appropriations through February 15, 2019. With enactment of this continuing resolution, the lapse in appropriations has ended and all furloughed federal employees are required to return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. Each employee should refer to their own agency for communications and guidance on resumption of duties.

Summary of agencies

The Data Buffet U.S. historical database is populated by 630 releases from 150 sources, 50 of them federal, many of them impacted by the shutdown.

As of the morning of Friday 21 December, these nine cabinet-level departments had not been funded:

  • Agriculture (USDA)
  • Commerce
    • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    • Census Bureau (BOC)
    • International Trade Administration (ITA)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Interior
    • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Justice
    • United States Courts
  • State
  • Transportation (DOT)
    • Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
    • Federal Highway Administration (FHwA)
    • Office of Safety Analysis, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
    • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
  • Treasury
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The remaining six departments had been funded, and operations will not be interrupted:

  • Defense
  • Education
  • Energy
    • Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Health and Human Services
    • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Labor
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    • Employment & Training Administration (ETA)
  • Veterans Affairs

These functions of the first list continue to operate:

  • Interior - Bureau of Reclamation
  • Treasury - Bureau of Public Debt / Bureau of the Fiscal Service / TreasuryDirect

These entities are outside the executive agencies, independent, self-funded, or otherwise not impacted by the incomplete funding legislation:

  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB)
  • The 12 federal reserve banks
  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

These entities are independent but have been impacted:

  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Specific notices by individual agencies

Department of Agriculture

26 Dec (citation)
Update
This website will not be updated during a lapse in federal funding. Content on this website will not be current or maintained until funding issues have been resolved.

27 Jan (citation)
With the lapse in federal funding now resolved, we will be working hard to bring all USDA operations back to normal quickly.

Department of Commerce

24 Dec (citation)
Shutdown due to lapse of congressional appropriations
[...]
The following services and activities will not be available during a lapse except to extent funded by other than current year annual appropriations:

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  • [...]
  • U.S. Census Bureau with the exception of the support of the Decennial Census, which remains funded and activities funded by other agencies and non-Federal entities through reimbursable agreements.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

26 Dec (citation)
Notice
Due to a lapse in Congressional Appropriations for fiscal year 2019, the U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis is closed. This website is not being updated until further notice. More Information

Census Bureau

26 Dec (citation)
NOTICE: Due to a lapse in federal funding this website is not being updated. Learn more.

14 Jan (citation)
NOTICE: Due to a lapse in federal funding portions of this website are not being updated. Learn more.

International Trade Administration

26 Dec (citation)
No notice; in fact, the default page of the IIS7 web server is displayed.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

31 Dec (citation)
Parts of the U.S. Government are closed. This site will not be updated; however NOAA websites and social media channels necessary to protect lives and property will be maintained.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

24 Dec (citation)
BTS is operating normally except for OAI [Office of Airline Information] during the lapse of appropriations

14 Jan (citation)
BTS remains open except for the Office of Airline Information, which is closed and not accepting data submissions due to an appropriations lapse.
All BTS releases, except the Transportation Services Index, will be delayed.

Federal Highway Administration

14 Jan (citation)
None

U.S. Geological Survey

26 Dec (citation)
Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.  For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown

United States Courts

7 Jan (citation)
Judiciary Operating on Limited Funds During Shutdown
During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has revised its original estimate and now is working toward the goal of sustaining paid operations through Jan. 18, 2019.

Department of the Treasury

31 Dec (citation)
Employee Information and Treasury.gov Website Status during Government Shutdown
[...]
In the event of a government shutdown many pages and documents on the Department of the Treasury’s website, www.treasury.gov, will not be updated.  However, the following areas will continue to receive regular updates:
[...]
For a complete list of the Treasury Department’s functions and services that will continue during a government shutdown, please refer to the Treasury Department’s Lapse in Appropriations Contingency Plans. This document contains the lapse plans for Departmental Offices and all Treasury Bureaus.

26 Jan(citation)
The Department of the Treasury is OPEN – personnel should report to work as directed by their organizations.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

14 Jan (citation)
December 22, 2018: During the shutdown of the federal government, the Commitments of Traders report will not be published. When the federal government operations return to normal, CFTC will resume publication of the Commitments of Traders report.

References

See also

Previous and concurrent shutdowns

Economic commentary

Updates

  • 21 Dec - Initial version
  • 24 Dec - Notices from Department of Commerce, BTS; associated Data Buffet releases from BOC, EIA, Treasury
  • 26 Dec - Notices from OPM, BEA, BOC, ITA, USDA, FHwA, USGS, US Courts
  • 31 Dec - Notices from NOAA, Department of the Treasury
  • 7 Jan - Added releases; links to Today's Economy
  • 14 Jan - Notice from US Courts; added CBO, CFTC, NCUA, Reclamation, RITA, TreasuryDirect
  • 22 Jan - Added releases from BOC re: construction, manufacturing, trade; more links to Moody's Analytics commentary
  • 26 Jan - Funding lapse ends
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
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FrequencyWeekly Friday
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
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FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Upcoming
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
Catalog
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FrequencyQuarterly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
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FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
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SourceU.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
16 Oct 2019Aug 2019
15 Nov 2019Sep 2019
13 Dec 2019Oct 2019
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SourceU.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
16 Oct 2019Aug 2019
15 Nov 2019Sep 2019
13 Dec 2019Oct 2019
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SourceU.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
16 Oct 2019Aug 2019
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SourceU.S. Department of the Treasury
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
10 Oct 2019Sep 2019
13 Nov 2019Oct 2019
11 Dec 2019Nov 2019
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SourceU.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
25 Sep 2019Aug 2019
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SourceU.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
FrequencyMonthly
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
18 Sep 2019Aug 2019
25 Sep 2019Aug 2019
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SourceU.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
FrequencyWeekly Friday
GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
Release DateReference date
18 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
25 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
02 Oct 201927 Sep 2019
09 Oct 201904 Oct 2019
17 Oct 201911 Oct 2019
23 Oct 201918 Oct 2019
30 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
06 Nov 201901 Nov 2019
14 Nov 201908 Nov 2019
20 Nov 201915 Nov 2019
27 Nov 201922 Nov 2019
04 Dec 201929 Nov 2019
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27 Dec 201920 Dec 2019
03 Jan 202027 Dec 2019
08 Jan 202003 Jan 2020
15 Jan 202010 Jan 2020
22 Jan 202017 Jan 2020
29 Jan 202024 Jan 2020
05 Feb 202031 Jan 2020
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26 Feb 202021 Feb 2020
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GeographyUnited States
Catalog
Upcoming
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GeographyUnited States
Upcoming
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Catalog
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GeographyUnited States
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GeographyUnited States
Catalog
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