A listing of shutdown impact on TN state government operations

Here’s a listing, prepared by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration, on the impact of the limited federal government shutdown on operations of state government.

No impact: 11 departments

Some impact: 11 departments
(Only if shutdown is longer than 10 days)

Significant impact: 1 department

No Impact

Children’s Services
Finance and Administration
Financial Institutions
General Services
Human Resources
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Veteran’s Affairs

Some Impact

Some federally-funded food programs may be affected if shutdown lasts longer than one month

Commerce and Insurance
Consumers needing help with the exchange may not be able to reach federal call center staff. This may cause a significant influx of calls to our Insurance consumer assistance section. Additionally, (if shutdown is lengthy) Medicare payment to Tennessee MCOs may be disrupted.

Economic and Community Development
Reimbursements may be delayed for federally-funded programs. If lengthy, grants to communities for infrastructure will be affected.

Impact on technical assistance. If lengthy, funding to districts may experience delays.

Environment and Conservation
Slower review of permits that require federal review and slower processing of federal grants.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program can only sustain a shutdown to approximately October 10th. A prolonged shutdown could affect personnel as much of the federal funding Health receives covers administrative costs.

Labor and Workforce Development
If longer than 7-10 days, OSHA would need to be funded with state dollars. If prolonged shutdown, staffing would need to be adjusted.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Funding available for the next three months. If prolonged, federal funds would end by approximately January 2014.

Weekend drills and annual trainings will not be conducted.  Students who are in schools will be recalled.  Monthly pay may be affected depending on length of shutdown.


Safety and Homeland Security
Possible impact on the issuance of handgun permits and commercial driver licenses with hazmat endorsements due to background checks.

Significant Impact

Human Services
SSA and SNAP programs can only sustain themselves for a limited period without federal funding. Federal funds would expire within 10 weeks, with some variations and some state funds still remain. SSA indicated that they would restore any state funds that are used to cover FFY 14 expenses. DHS would need to make staffing adjustments downward according to funding streams.