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Furloughed Air Force Workers at RAFB Return Today

6:13 AM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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All furloughed Air Force employees at Robins Air Force Base have been recalled to work. That's according to a news release from Robins.  

The full statement says:

"Air Force employees at Robins who were furloughed are being asked to return to work as early as Monday.  Base organizations are in the process of notifying affected workers."   

The family of one worker shared with us an email that went out to employees.  It reads in part:

"All AFMC Civilians who have been furloughed are to return to work on 7 Oct 13 at their normal shift and duty location.  If you are unable to do so, notify your supervisor promptly."  

The email to employees said some unionized staff will return Tuesday.

This follows the announcement Saturday from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that most, but not all, furloughed civilian employees will be recalled to work this week.

Congress and President Obama passed the Pay Our Military Act just before the government shutdown began on Tuesday. It allowed active-duty military to continue to be paid. 

On Saturday, Hagel announced the Department of Defense had reconsidered what that law covered and decided that most of its civilian employees were covered as well.

About half of the 800,000 furloughed federal employees work in the Defense Department.

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