Monday, April 15, 2013

Sequestration Update: What Immigration Agencies Will Have Furloughs?

From ACIP, 04/10/2013

Department of State: The Department of State is not furloughing employees at this time, but has retained the option to furlough employees beginning June 30.
Customs and Border Protection:  On March 7, furlough notices were sent to all CBP employees.  This decision faced considerable opposition from Congress.  On April 1, CBP postponed furloughs until further notice.
Department of Labor: DOL has issued furlough notices to 4,700 employees.  Employees must take their furlough days between April 15 and September 21.  We are doing outreach with the Office of Foreign Labor Certification to determine the impact furloughs will have on the processing of prevailing wage determinations, PERM and LCAs.
Department of Homeland Security: DHS law enforcement personnel will be furloughed for up to 14 days.
USCIS: At this time, USCIS has not announced any furloughs.  While USCIS is a fee based agency, we have been informed that the fee account is subject to the sequester and furloughs are possible.