Most furloughed civilian employees to return
POSTED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:09am
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Department of Defense is expected to bring back hundreds of thousands of civilian workers, furloughed during the government shutdown.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement Saturday, saying employees will be asked to return beginning next week.
He also says the law allows the DOD to eliminate furloughs for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being and readiness of service members.
Just hours before the announcement, the House passed a bill providing back pay to federal workers who were furloughed.
No word on when the Senate might vote on that bill.