Oct 5, 2013 — The plan will bring hundreds of thousands of workers back to work next week. News of the recall comes hours after the House of Representatives passed a bill approving back pay for 800,000 federal workers idled by the government shutdown.
Oct 5, 2013 — Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill passed by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval. The White House has said it favors such a move.
Aug 6, 2013 — Earlier this year, Pentagon workers were told they could face up to 22 furlough days because of budget cuts; the number is now 6 days. Some 650,000 civilian defense workers began taking furlough days on July 8.
Jul 30, 2013 — Tentative plans could reduce 11 days of unpaid leave to as few as six days for civilian workers, The Associated Press reports, citing anonymous sources at the Pentagon.
Apr 26, 2013 — The Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. President Obama will sign it, the White House says. This means the FAA will be able to shift funds so that the number of air traffic controllers on duty no longer needs to be reduced in order to satisfy sequestration.
Apr 25, 2013 — The furloughs have been blamed for widespread delays at the nation's airports. The vote late Thursday was unanimous. The House could vote on the measure Friday.
Aug 6, 2010 — In a story on state and local cutbacks, the NY Times reports that Hawaii furloughed its kids. The piece provides meaningful examples of how services citizens take for granted are falling to the ax.