State Agency Furloughs and Shutdowns
|DATE:||September 18, 2009|
|POLICY MEMO:||WIC Policy Memorandum #2009-3|
|SUBJECT:||State Agency Furloughs and Shutdowns|
Supplemental Food Programs
This policy memorandum provides guidance for WIC state and local agencies in determining income eligibility for state or federal employees in instances where such employees experience a temporary decrease in earnings due to being furloughed or having their pay deferred because of a state budget impasse or the temporary shutdown of the agency where they are employed, without pay. It also addresses situations in which state or federal employees have been laid off or whose positions have been eliminated.
Further questions or requests for clarification on these issues should be directed to the appropriate FNS regional office.
DEBRA R. WHITFORD
Supplemental Food Programs Division
The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.