"NTEU is working to increase congressional support for legislation that will guarantee retroactive pay for… federal employees in the event of a shutdown," Reardon said.
"[The legislation] would allow employees… to continue to be able to take leave. The bill would also ensure that employees are paid as soon as possible after a shutdown."
Reardon said he expects similar legislation that NTEU is pushing in the US Senate also to be introduced in the House of Representatives.
"And we are calling on OMB [Office of Management and Budget] to release agency shutdown plans as soon as possible so federal employees can be prepared," Reardon said.
On September 15, US Congressman Jim Moran said in an interview with a media outlet that federal employees should begin preparing for another US federal government shutdown next month.
During the last 2013 government shutdown, more than 10,000 stop-work directives were given out, according to a White House Budget Office report.
The Obama administration’s contingency plans in case of a US federal government shutdown have yet to be made public.