In the event of a governmental lapse in appropriations on October 1, 2023, the FCC will remain open for business as usual through October 20, 2023.

To preserve the integrity of the Commission's records, the Office of the Secretary oversees the receipt and distribution of documents filed by the public through electronic and paper filing systems.

In addition, the Office of the Secretary gives effective legal notice of Commission decisions by publishing them in the Federal Register and the FCC Record.