CHARLESTON, SC- Today, the Charleston District has five employees being furloughed from our general and administrative staff following the complete shutdown of all regulatory offices on Monday. This begins a staggered shutdown that will continue until we exhaust existing funding.
Some Charleston District offices will continue to operate as the Corps of Engineers is unique among federal agencies in that it is funded mostly through individual projects that carry over funds from year to year. Some Charleston District projects have enough funds remaining from past appropriations to continue work.
Included in the furlough of today is the Corporate Communications office, which will result in our website, Facebook and Twitter pages no longer being updated until the shutdown is over. Additionally, no more updates on the status of the Charleston District will be released.
“We are continuing to assess the situation on a daily basis,” said Lt. Col. John T. Litz, Charleston District commander. “We are committed to ensuring we keep our employees, their families, and the public informed as we know more.”
Release no. 13-1004