Bill would authorize back pay for furloughed workers

August 10, 2011 at 9:41 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Source: GovExec.com

Furloughed employees at the Federal Aviation Administration would receive retroactive pay for the two weeks they were off the job under legislation introduced Tuesday in the House.

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., is sponsoring the bipartisan legislation that would authorize back pay for the 4,000 federal employees furloughed when the agency’s funding expired July 23 after Congress failed to come to an agreement. The funding for the retroactive pay would come from the Aviation Trust Fund.

President Obama on Friday signed a temporary measure that funds FAAthrough Sept. 16, and those employees returned to their jobs Monday. More…

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