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As Washington trudges toward a government shutdown, with no budget deal between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, federal agencies are kicking their preparations into high gear if the government runs out of money on Tuesday.

We want to know what it’s like on the ground for federal employees, who have taken multiple unpaid furlough days under sequestration and are in the third year of a pay freeze. Please weigh in here.

We’re also hosting a live chat Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. on what a shutdown would look like for feds and the public. We hope to answer your questions about what it would mean for you. Please join us on the chat site.