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House Lawmakers Call for Contractor Back Pay in Appropriations Bill

A group of House lawmakers called on the House Appropriations Committee to include a provision to compensate federal contractor workers for their lost wages in upcoming funding measures as the result of a 35-day partial government shutdown. The lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to Committee Chairman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-Texas) citing the financial impact of the shutdown on employees of federal contractors.

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Report: Most Furloughed Feds to Get Back Pay Next Week

Retroactive pay for most federal employees who were furloughed during the 16-day government shutdown will reflect on their Oct. 25 paycheck, GovExec reported Thursday. Kellie Lunney writes the some workers might have to wait until after that date because paycheck issuances depend on an agency’s payroll provider. The Defense Finance …

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Fiscal Deal Includes Back Pay for Workers Furloughed During Shutdown

The funding measure approved by Congress late Wednesday night includes language that grants back pay to federal workers that were on furlough during the 16-day government shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes federal staff who have been excepted from the shutdown but were required to work are guaranteed retroactive …

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Former House Aide: Govt Shutdown Could Hit Workers’ Back Pay

A former congressional aide says there is no guarantee that federal employees will receive back pay if the government shuts down at the end of this month, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told the publication that current House …

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