LCO Tribal Gov't Ready to Weather Federal Shutdown
Posted at: 10/09/2013 12:32 AM
| Updated at: 10/09/2013 12:36 AM
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, the Lac Courte Oreilles tribal government will remain open for business, including all government programs, services and offices — until at least Dec. 15th.
The LCO Tribal Governing Board say they’ve implemented a plan to keep programs open and avoid layoffs until that December deadline.
“As long as the federal shutdown ends before December 15th, we do not plan to be doing layoffs and all tribal programs will remain operational,” said LCOTGB Chairman Michael “Mic” Isham, Jr. in a press release. “If the shutdown goes beyond that date, we will then re-assess the situation with possible temporary layoffs for non-essential personnel until the shutdown ends.”
The LCO government says they should be able to weather the storm in Washington because of a financial turnaround, but they are monitoring the shutdown situation.
They say they are ready to take additional action if necessary to keep tribal programs operational and employees on the job.
Real-time updates from the LCOTGB will be posted to the tribal website at lco-nsn.gov and via the LCO Tribal Facebook page to help the community stay informed.