Government Agencies Feeling the Pain as Shutdown Continues
See How the Effects are Stacking Up
This past Saturday marked the 22nd day of the partial government shutdown, making this the longest shutdown in United States history. The pain is very real for the estimated 800,000 government employees impacted who are not getting paid. According to Forbes, 78% of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck.
Another Side to Government Shutdown
In today’s blog, we want to share another side to the government shutdown that shows how it is affecting government employees, many of them Remi customers. Remi, an equipment maintenance management provider supports nearly 1,800 government entities, many at the federal level. Over the years, Remi has worked with government customers to save them more than $110 million in maintenance contracts covering equipment for healthcare, office, IT, lab, and more. We have also provided more than 623,000 service events to help keep our government agencies equipment up and running.
How the Government Shutdown Affects our Customers and their Equipment Maintenance Program
Essential Employees: Some of our customers are deemed essential employees that are working mostly in the healthcare arena. And, for those organizations, it is business as usual. Remi is helping support those departments with equipment maintenance needs just like any other day.
Non-Essential Employees: A lot of our customers are non-essential employees and have not been working or getting paid since December 22. “Stop work” orders were issued telling vendors to not do any work as it would not be paid.
Logistics Issues: Remi has supported the logistics issues as they arise. There were scheduled maintenance appointments that were made prior to the shutdown but scheduled for after it started. Many of the workers dispatched to address work orders were not allowed on site due to security clearance. Those jobs were cancelled due to the “stop work” that was issued, and those jobs remain unresolved.
These are just some of the things Remi is seeing as the effects trickle down…even to equipment maintenance management. To stay up-to-date on the government shutdown and to see what is coming next…check out our favorite resource as it is being updated daily.