Some workers still have not received full back pay

Weeks after the partial government shutdown has ended, thousands of federal employees still have not received back pay, the Washington Post reports.

According to the report, many employees have experienced delays, short checks, excessive tax withholding and other anomalies since being furloughed for 35 days, and “glitches” in some agencies’ payroll systems is to blame.

The article notes, for example, that the National Finance Center, which handles payroll for many of the government agencies affected by the shutdown, was only given a few days to process two full pay cycles for more than 600,000 employees, and had to modify its systems to process 1,343,456 disbursements, which overwhelmed their system.

Reader comments

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Congress and senate surely got their pay for doing nothing. Pay them back at election time vote them out and demand term limits, reduction in salaries, benefits and make them work 40 hours like the rest of the work force does. No more subsidized lunches, junkets and perks given to the few.

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