More details are emerging as to what a government shutdown would mean for feds, but it wasn’t enough for one federal employees union. The American Federation of Government Employees has filed suit against the Obama Administration. AFGE says the Office of Management and Budget did not respond to a March 2nd Freedom of Information Act request, requesting copies of shutdown contingency plans. Bill Bransford, partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, tells Federal News Radio there are many reasons the request could be denied, but ignoring it is bad.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.