Federal Workers Not Paid Today

Some National Parks are closed. ONP is open with a skeleton crew

A skeleton crew of National Park Service workers is staffing emergency functions in Olympic National Park during a partial federal shutdown that is into its 21st day today. 

Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor says the shutdown is having an increasingly harmful impact on employees

More than 100 federal workers will not receive paychecks today. They are among more than 25,000 Park Service employees nationwide deemed either essential, and therefore working, or furloughed, and not working, during the shutdown.

KBDB Morning News 1/11/19

Taylor said about 20 Olympic National Park staff are continuing full-time duties in law enforcement to provide public safety services and in utilities to maintain water and sewer systems.  The remainder have been furloughed.

Taylor says they have the minimum number needed to sustain emergency functions.