Message from Juan Garcia, FSA Administrator, on 10/15/2013:

Subject: Shutdown update


I only have a few items to report today.

All FSA employees were paid timely except one and we are working on resolving this issue.

The USDA website is partially up with some information for employees under the “Be Prepared” icon.

Employees should not access WEB TA. We are waiting on further guidance on how this pay period will be handled.

We all hope that this issue will be resolved soon. As soon as we are back I plan to hold a meeting with the staff here in DC to discuss priority issues that need to be addressed and hold conference calls with SEDs as soon as possible the day we return to provide more guidance.

I will provide more pertinent updates as soon as I receive them.

Thank you