Government Operations Suspended
GSA Shutdown Plan
As a result of the lapse in federal government funding, a number of operations at GSA are affected. You can find the agency's shutdown plans here.
Furlough Resources for GSA Employees: Stay abreast of important information and updates regarding the furlough. (Updated January 7, 2019)
Status of Operations (Updated 1/15/2019)
- GSA Managed Federal Buildings
- GSA Managed Child Care Centers
- GSA SmartPay Charge Card and Related Payment Services Program
- U.S. Courts
- Federal Construction
In the absence of appropriations, GSA owned and leased buildings will remain open (actual operating status may vary by the operational status of the building tenants). Maintenance, janitorial services, and utilities will continue. The Federal Protective Service will continue to provide facility security. These services will be provided to the extent necessary and may be reduced from regular service levels.
Child care centers housed in GSA facilities are operated by non-federal entities and can remain open at the discretion of the service provider. Each facility is independently operated. Providers and sponsoring agencies consider a variety of factors when making the decision to close or remain open. Center users should check with their local provider to confirm operational status.
GSA SmartPay accounts, including purchase, travel, fleet and integrated cards, will continue to function during the shutdown. GSA SmartPay contractor banks will not deactivate any account unless notified to do so by GSA or authorized agency/organization officials. Excepted personnel, prior to use of a charge card, are reminded first to consult agency policy due to appropriation limitations in place during shutdown.
GSA follows “GSA Order 4220.1L ADM Operations in the Absence of Appropriations” in determining how to proceed on existing projects.
Message to Lessor Community
This notice is in response to questions received from the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Lessor community regarding the effect of the current lapse in Federal appropriations on GSA leases. It is GSA's expectation that landlords will continue to provide space and services to the Government in accordance with the specific terms and conditions of their particular leases during the period of the funding lapse. In addition, GSA also is aware of concerns from the Lessor community regarding GSA's ability to make timely rent payments. GSA is diligently exploring all available options to ensure its rental obligations are met in a timely manner.
GSA values its continued relationship with the Lessor community and this community’s willingness to help GSA serve the agencies and the public.