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Furloughed Feds Will Receive Back Pay Once the Shutdown Ends

January 20, 2019

From the Defense One website

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that guarantees about 350,000 furloughed federal employees back pay once the partial shutdown ends.

The House and Senate last week passed the 2019 Government Employee Fair Treatment Act, which ensures back pay for furloughed workers and mandates that the roughly 500,000 employees working without immediate pay during the shutdown are able to take previously scheduled leave without consequence. Governmentwide guidance had required agencies to cancel leave for those workers.

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