GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(WOOD) - When the federal government partially shut down, some local federal agencies were affected. However, others, at least for the time being, haven't seen a change in operations.
Here is a list of the agencies that are affected in West Michigan:
- Battle Creek Air National Guard Base -- Of the 292 guardsmen and airmen at the base, 119 have been told not to report for duty during the shutdown and will not be paid. Those who are not impacted include members who are deployed overseas, listed as active duty or are classified as essential personnel.
- Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center (Battle Creek) -- Some employees have been put on furlough.
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum -- The museum has closed, but the two Top 10 ArtPrize entries inside have been moved outside.
- Grand Rapids Housing and Urban Development Office (HUD) -- The office is closed.
- U.S. Attorney's Office -- Some employees are on furlough.
- U.S. Forest Service -- Closed with the exception of certain essential services.
Agencies that are not currently affected:
- Fort Custer National Cemetery -- The cemetery remains open, but interments could be reduced during the shutdown.
- Gerald R. Ford International Airport
- Grand Rapids Federal Building -- Federal courts, including bankruptcy and pretrial/probation are open and staffed with clerks. The judiciary could be affected if the shutdown surpasses 10 days because of how it is funded.
- U.S. Marshals Service
- U.S. passport offices
- U.S. Postal Service
- Veterans Affairs medical facilities -- Five West Michigan clinics, including those in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Muskegon, are open.
Medicare, Medicaid and unemployment benefits will not be disrupted by the shut down.
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