UPDATE: The latest government shutdown ended Jan. 22, 2018.

All non essential employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District have been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Essential personnel continue to provide essential services such as continued operations at dams, hydropower plants, and navigation locks.

For more news and updates please go to http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/home/shutdown.aspx and follow the Nashville District at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps.

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UPDATE: This public workshop has been rescheduled for Feb. 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is cancelling a public workshop to update the Cheatham Lake Shoreline Management Plan previously scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the Ashland City Elementary School Library in Ashland City, Tenn. This workshop will be rescheduled at the conclusion of the shutdown.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District requests all contractors awarded a contract with a delivery date or service performance date during the government shutdown to contact the receiving location to make arrangements for the delivery. Contractors are expected to execute all contracts as written. Deviations to contracts can only be granted by the contracting officer.

Should contractors be unable to reach the receiver, they should contact the Nashville District Contracting Division at 615-736-7939, 615-736-5679 or 615-736-7915.

Upon notice of government passing a new budget or a continuing resolution, the district will return to work the following day and all contracts will continue.

Should issues impacting performance develop during the government shutdown, contractors should contact the contracting officer’s representative or the Nashville District Contracting Division to work on a resolution following the shutdown.

For more news and updates please go to http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/home/shutdowninfo.aspx and follow the Nashville District at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps.

OMB Circular A-11, section 124 requires agencies to develop andmaintain plans for an orderly shutdown in the event of a lapse of annual appropriations. This document provides information and guidance regarding the missions and functions of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that may continue to be carried out in the absence of available appropriations as well as those that may not. The continuation of USACE Operations at current levels of staffing and spending depends on U.S. Congress enacting appropriations or a Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA). For complete guidance, Click Here to see the full guidance.

Click Here to go to the White House website for complete transcript of this press briefing.

This page provides information on shutdown furloughs.  This guidance applies to activities that are funded by annual appropriations. Some agency functions have alternative funding sources and, as a result, are not directly affected by a lapse in annual appropriations. Employees performing those functions will generally continue to be governed by the normal pay, leave, and other civil service rules. Agencies should consult with their legal counsel if they have further questions concerning this distinction. Employees should consult with their human resources office. Click Here to go to the OPM page.

Our government will shutdown at midnight tonight. We in the Department of Defense will continue carrying out our fundamental responsibility to defend our Nation and the American people.

We will continue to execute daily operations around the world – ships and submarines will remain at sea, our aircraft will continue to fly and our warfighters will continue to pursue terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. While training for reservists must be curtailed, active forces will stay at their posts adapting their training to achieve the least negative impact on our readiness to fight.

I recognize the consequences of a government shutdown. You have my personal commitment that the Department’s leadership will do our best to mitigate the impacts of the disruptions and any financial burdens to you and your families.

Steady as she goes – hold the line. I know our Nation can count on you.


Jim Mattis

Click Here to go to the Department of Defense Website for more information and guidance on the government shutdown.