Friday, October 24th, 2014

Furloughed Employees To Get Paid For 2 Week Government Shutdown

Thousands of furloughed Arizona employees whose salaries are fully or partially paid with federal funds will be paid for their two weeks off during the government shutdown. That word comes from Arizona Department of Administration spokesman Alan Ecker. The 16-day federal government shutdown ended Wednesday night and state and federal employees were back to work Thursday. In Arizona, furloughed state employees included nearly 1400 military and almost 190 civilian Arizona National Guard employees. There is also about 450 people whose jobs are funded by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, some 250 Department of Economic Security workers and nine employees in the state's Office of Employment and Population Statistics.

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