Federal workers, including Transportation Safety Administrators, Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers and United States Customs and Border Protection Officers are considered essential workers and work without pay.
Some airports have been affected by an increase in Transportation Safety Administration Workers To be absent because of illness, CNN reported. The TSA workers' union said the John F. Kennedy, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Dallas-Fort Worth airports in New York had been hit, according to CNN.
TSA on his Twitter account acknowledged that the problem started during the holidays and has increased, but "has minimal impact". Nevertheless, waiting times could be affected "according to the number of calls".
The shutdown began last month, but most federal employees were paid on December 28. Their next pay check is scheduled for January 11 and they may miss a paycheck if closure continues, according to Jamie Dupree of WSB Radio.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport provides free parking for TSA employees when the federal government stops. Uniformed TSA employees can park for free at Level 4 of the daily parking deck by presenting their employee badge to the CT30 cashier at the exit, according to the Atlanta City Aviation Department.