Workers to get billion in back pay after government shutdown

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Federal workers furloughed during last month’s partial government shutdown will receive about billion in back pay, the White House said Thursday.

About 850,000 federal employees were furloughed for at least part of the 16-day shutdown, leading to a loss of 6.6 million work days, the Office of Management and Budget said in a report detailing some of the costs of the fiscal standoff.

“As the president has said, the shutdown that occurred last month inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our economy and took a toll on families and businesses across the country,” OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a White House blog post.

Learn more here http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-government-shutdown-cost-2-billion-in-lost-productivity-omb-report-says/2013/11/07/e883c3ec-47f2-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html

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