Here's The Letter Telling NSA Staff To Go Home For The Government ShutdownSubmitted by JO4RP on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 09:07
“The immediate and significant reduction in employees on the job means that we will assume greater risk and our ability to support emerging intelligence requirements will be curtailed,” Turner added. “The fraction of Intelligence Community employees who remain on the job will be stretched to the limit and forced to focus only on the most critical security needs.”
The letter to furloughed employees warns them to “keep abreast of the latest news” in case the shutdown ends and their jobs are reinstated. It also notes deep in its legalese that any staffers who “believe that this action is taken in reprisal for whistleblowing” may file a complaint with Merit Systems Protection Board or the Office of the Special Counsel.