The government has been shutdown for nearly a week and federal workers in Yankton are starting to become frustrated with the inaction in Congress.
The head of the union at the federal prison camp in Yankton says employees have been required to work since the shutdown began on October 1 but are working without a paycheck.
Michele Kunkel is the head of the Local 4040 American Federation of Government Employees and says all employees are still required to come to work but won't get paid until the shutdown is over.
"Basically right now we are working on an IOU for the government," Kunkel said.
Kunkel says as the shutdown continues it will have a greater impact on the 100 employees who work at the Yankton facility who have to continue to pay monthly bills.