posted on Feb, 4 2019 @ 12:03 PM
Regarding any agency impacted by the shutdown, there is no legal avenue to pay employees during a lapse in funding. The Anti-Deficiency Act and all
The only exception is portions of those agencies which may also revolving funds and don't rely solely on funds appropriated from a spending bill.
For example, the Federal Acquisition Service in GSA. They are a revenue generating service and all employees continued working and getting paid during
the shutdown. Outside of specific and limited examples such as the above, when there is a lapse in funding, there is no legal way for those agencies
to spend a single penny, even payroll. That's why some get the "essential" tab and work without pay.