After DOD Reverses Course On Furloughs, Contractors Follow

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that the quickly passed Pay Our Military Act allowed him enough flexibility to end most furloughs for U.S. Department of Defense civilians during the government shutdown, causing several contractors to reduce or eliminate planned furloughs of their own employees.

DOD had initially furloughed about half its 800,000 civilian employees, including contracting officers, auditors and the military inspectors that are necessary to perform quality assurance on some contracts. But the last-minute law, which received unanimous support in the House and Senate,...
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