Bill Would Require Back Pay for Federal Employees in Event of Gov’t Shutdown

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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) has introduced a bill that would provide back pay to federal employees if a government shutdown occurs on April 28, Government Executive reported Friday.

Erich Wagner writes the the Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would entitle all federal workers to back pay once a shutdown ends, regardless of whether they were required to work or had been furloughed.

The proposed legislation would also permit federal workers exempted from furloughs to use paid leave as they would during normal work days, Wagner reported.

In December, Congress passed a continuing resolution that funds the government at current levels until April 28.

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