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With shutdown uncertainty still in the air, agency leaders need plans to support employees, expert says

October 6, 2023

Tifani Gleeson knows what it is to be a worker navigating the threat of government shutdown, she’s been there as an active-duty service member or contractor since 2004, and each time, she has seen contrasting effects of increased workloads or financial strain on excepted employees.

“I’ve been one of the people left working without pay during a shutdown,” said Gleeson, chief medical officer for contracting firm Sedgwick Government Solutions and a former Navy and Marine Corps occupational physician…

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