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  • October 9, 2013

    Resources for CFTC Employees During Shutdown

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC), Office of the Executive Director today released a list of resources available to CFTC employees due to the lapse in appropriations.

    UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

    Furloughed employees may become eligible for unemployment compensation. State unemployment compensation requirements differ. Some States require a 1-week waiting period before an individual qualifies for payments. In general, the law of the State in which an employee’s last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the State law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.

    The following links will provide employees with information to questions they may have regarding unemployment benefits and other information.

    EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

    • Creditor Letter to validate the circumstances for federal employees and request assistance in making arrangements to meet their financial obligations (PDF)
    • Sample letter to creditors to request a reduction of their regular payments during the shutdown (PDF)
    • Frequently Asked Questions: OPM Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs
    • Employee Benefits (PDF)
    • Requests for SF-50’s, SF-8’s or other questions may be directed to WorkforceRelations@cftc.gov

    KEEPING EMPLOYEES UPDATED:

    Employees can also call the CFTC emergency lines to get the latest information for the office operating status.

    Main Office

    DC

    866-406-8550

    Central Region

    Chicago

    312-596-0640

    Southwestern Region

    Kansas City

    816-960-7799

    Eastern Region

    New York

    646-746-9822

    Last Updated: October 9, 2013