WA Military Department Recalls Over 700 Furloughed Federal Technicians
NBCRightNow.com - The Washington Military Department says more than 700 furloughed federal technicians can return to work starting Tuesday.
The Department began notifying the furloughed workers Monday.
Last Tuesday, the Department notified more than 760 federal technicians across the state that they were temporarily furloughed until Congress could reach a budget compromise. Since then, under new guidance by the Department of Defense, all but four federal employees have been recalled.
state employees of the Washington Military Department who have been furloughed
will remain on furlough. The "Pay Our Military Act" that allowed federal
civilian employees to return to work did not address state employees reimbursed
by federal funds.
A lapse in
federal appropriations will continue to limit the department's ability to
conduct normal day-to-day activities. Federal funding is still not available for
operations and maintenance, as well as to conduct regularly scheduled weekend