MADISON - Most civilian technicians in the Wisconsin Nation Guard will be among the estimated 400,000 furloughed federal employees allowed to return to work on Monday.
The President signed the Pay Our Military Act into law on September 30. It paved the way for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to order the furloughed Defense Department employees back to work.
While civilian technicians are allowed back on the job, nine other categories of National Guard technicians will remain on emergency furlough.
Those categories are Legislative Affairs/Public Affairs, Commercial Account/Travel Account/Defense Travel System management, Auditors and Internal Review, Inspector General, Website Management, Schools Management, Strategic Planning, Army Communities of Excellence Management, and State Partnership for Peace Program Management.
Those workers will not be able to return to their jobs until Congress passes a bill to fully fund the armed forces.
National Guard supervisors are contacting employees to let them know what category they fall into.
Returning personnel will be expected to head back to work at their normal start time on Monday. Their first task will be to restart any processes that were shut down on October 1. That was the first day of the government shutdown and furloughs.
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