DH is a DOJ contractor. They are still open through Jan. 18th. He has some vacation time saved up but it won't last months, but it would mean he'll get paid. My guess is he'll take a combination of some vacation time and leave without pay. That's what he did in 2013. We have a nest egg but want to keep as much in there as possible since his contract is up for rebid this summer and you just never know what will come of that. Edited to add that at the 11th hour his agency gave an extension March 1 so they can still work. Phew!