FORT LEE, Va. – The majority of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian employees are being recalled to work.
The recall was directed by DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced Saturday that the Pay Our Military Act allows the department to "eliminate furloughs for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."
Unless otherwise instructed by their supervisor, Department of the Army civilian employees at Fort Lee should report to work Monday or their next scheduled duty day. Civilian employees working for non-Army DoD entities on post should check with their organization for instruction.
A lapse in appropriated funding for government operations Oct. 1 resulted in the temporary furlough of many of the more than 5,000 DoD civilians working here in various agencies. About half the post's DoD civilian employees work for the Department of the Army.
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