1,200 Hurlburt Employees To Return To Work

1,200 Hurlburt Employees To Return To Work

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Hurlburt Field, FL - Nearly 1,200 Department of Defense civilian employees at Hurlburt Field will return to work Monday. (October 7)

"It is great news; we have been authorized to return all of our furloughed employees back to work. It will be great to get back to fighting with our full team again," said Col. William West, 1st Special Operations Wing commander.

The workers are part of an estimated 350,000 defense civilian employees who were furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown.

But DOD attorneys determined the Defense Department could bring back civilian employees based on their interpretation of the "Pay Our Military Act" law, which was put into effect before the shutdown and guarantees that members of the military will be paid on time.

About 90 percent of the furloughed civilian workers are expected to be brought back under this interpretation of the law.

2,600 civilian employees on board NAS Pensacola will eligible for callbacks.
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