Office of Personnel Management

Shutdown Day 6: Federal Workers Prep for Paycheck Problems, Creditors and Landlords
OPM sends guidance, sample letter

The Office of Personnel Management released draft letters Thursday for federal employees to hold off creditors during the government shutdown. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Office of Personnel Management released draft letters Thursday for federal employees to hold off creditors during the government shutdown.

Nearly 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or will be working without pay as the government shutdown enters its sixth day. That means households with federal workers are trying to figure out how to get by without their usual paycheck as the holiday season comes to a close.