EPA Employees to See Half Their Next Paychecks Amid Shutdown

Jan. 8, 2019, 8:59 PM

The roughly 13,100 Environmental Protection Agency employees furloughed amid the government shutdown can count on at least a partial paycheck for working in the last full week of December, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in email to staff.

Because the EPA remained open Dec. 23 through Dec. 28 following the lapse in appropriations, agency employees “will receive one-half of their salary for a normal pay period” for that week in their upcoming, regularly scheduled paycheck, Wheeler said.

“Each and every one of you and the work that you do is missed,” Wheeler said.

The shutdown, which began Dec. 22, is ...

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