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Ark. DFA Releases Updated Furlough List

Last Wednesday, Governor Mike Beebe sent a letter to state agencies notifying them of the impending program suspensions due to a lack of state funds to cover employees or programs who receive federal funding during the shutdown.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) has released the latest furlough numbers, and they aren't as high as previously estimated.

According to a Federal Shutdown Program Analysis report issued by DFA on Monday, six programs are not being allowed to continue, 14 are reporting partial furloughs, 27 are continuing all programs, and six DHS agencies are delaying possible furloughs by submitting fund analyses for review.

Last Wednesday, Governor Mike Beebe sent a letter to state agencies notifying them of the impending program suspensions due to a lack of state funds to cover employees or programs who receive federal funding during the shutdown.

The letter also informed agencies that the DFA would be available to review federal correspondence for exceptions regarding the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and that programs wishing to continue would need to obtain certification from the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State.

DFA currently estimates the total number of state employees either fully or partially furloughed at 590.

The report is broken down as follows, or click the attachment above to see the actual report:

No Furloughs, Programs submitting Fund Analysis:
  1. DHS - Administration
  2. DHS - Aging and Adult Services
  3. DHS - Services for the Blind
  4. DHS - Childcare and Early Childhood Development
  5. DHS - County Operations
  6. Dept. of Workforce Services

Programs not allowed to continue - # of Furloughs:
  1. Arkansas Fair Housing Commission - 9
  2. Health Services Permit Agency - 6
  3. Dept. of Labor - 18
  4. Dept. of Ark. Heritage - Ark. Arts Council - 2
  5. Dept. of Ark. Heritage - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - 2
  6. Dept. of Parks and Tourism - 2

Partial Furloughs - Programs Allowed to Continue - # of Furloughs:
  1. DDSSA - Operations with deferred compensation - 0
  2. Science and Technology Authority - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - 9
  3. Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - 319 Non-Point Source Pollution Program - 5
  4. DCC - "Beyond the Walls Re-entry Project - 3
  5. Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute - Adult Education and Perkins (CTE) - 1
  6. Northwest Technical Institute - Adult Education and Perkins (CTE) - 0
  7. Dept. of Career Education - Adult Education and Perkins (CTE), TANF (AR Works), WIA (AR Works and Adult Ed) - 4
  8. Dept. of Health - Women, Infants and Children - 35
  9. DHS- Children and Family Services - Operations - Fund analysis due in 10 business days - 62
  10. ADEQ - EPA Grants, Hazardous Waste, Water Quality Management and Planning, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks - 55
  11. Arkansas State Crime Lab - Outsource DNA Backlog - 0
  12. Ark. State Police - Highway Safety - 0
  13. Military Dept. - 376 (See attachment)
  14. Dept. of Emergency Management - State Operations - Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), Federal Operations of Emergency Services - FEMA, Federal Disaster Relief Grants, Homeland Security.
Programs Allowed to Continue: see attachment.


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