D.C. workers to receive compensation for furlough days
Government employees in Washington, D.C. who were forced to take furlough days in 2011 will now receive compensation. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray said almost 22,000 workers will be compensated for their furlough days, which was implemented on Tuesday.
The furlough days were imposed to help close what officials thought was a major budget gap. After the government ended the 2011 fiscal year with a surplus, Mayor Gray proposed that employees be reimbursed for those unpaid days off. The D.C. Council approved a bill authorizing the repayments. The employees will receive their lump-sum by August 31.