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Furloughed MacDill civilians returning to work Monday

Furloughed MacDill civilians returning to work Monday

TAMPA, Fla (TBO.com)-More than 1,500 civilians at MacDill Air Force Base who were forced to take unpaid days off after the government shutdown on Tuesday will begin reporting back to work Monday.

“All the workers are coming back,” said Capt. Sara Greco, a spokeswoman for the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the base host unit. “We got the guidance earlier (Sunday) afternoon.”

Officials at the base and its commands, including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, have been notifying the civilians about the recall. The workers have been losing a combined $400,000 in pay daily.

Details such as whether the civilians will be paid for the time they spent on furlough and when they will be paid if the shutdown continues still have to be worked out, Greco said.

Also unclear is the status of unfunded contracts that were put on hold when the government shut down.



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