FBI Furloughed Employees Are Back to Work
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on October 17, 2013 @ 7:28PM
Created on October 17, 2013 @ 6:43PM
Many of the furloughed workers at the FBI facility in Harrison County got to head back to work Thursday.
When the shutdown started, over 3,000 FBI employees couldn't come to work. Even before that, most of them had to work two days less a month because of budget cutbacks. No one from the FBI would talk to 5 News Thursday so instead, we spoke to a Harrison County Commissioner about this. He said he's happy these people get to go back to work, but it's sad they were in this situation in the first place.
Workers were originally told they wouldn't get paid for their time off. But Saturday it was announced that all furloughed employees will get back-pay. What that means is, if they got any unemployment while they were off they will have to give that money back.
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