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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How to work under a CR

As each day passes, it's becoming more likely that many agencies will soon need begin running federal programs with temporary funding. The current budget year ends on September 30th. And Congress still hasn't finished work on permanent spending bills for 2011.

Experts say they'll probably have to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep government running. That means no new programs for your agency, at least until those permanent spending bills become law.

While CRs "seem to be becoming a way of life for federal managers," John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service told Federal News Radio, "it is frustrating because you would love to know 'how much money do I have to spend so let me go about getting the job done,' and under a continuing resolution, you don't know."

- Suzanne Kubota , Senior Internet Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com



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