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      MCLB Albany employees back to work

      "We remain hopeful that Congress will quickly resolve this issue and our employees can be paid in a timely manner," said Col. Don Davis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, "it's great to have everyone back." / Courtney Highfield

      From a press release issued by the Marine Corps Logistics Base:

      Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday that "most [Department of Defense] civilians placed on emergency furlough Oct. 1 during the government shutdown have been directed to return to work beginning today."

      Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale said most of the 350,000 members of the civilian workforce will be called back.

      Civilian employees aboard the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany installation have all been recalled and internal base functions have resumed as normal.

      Retroactive pay has been approved, however federal workers may not receive paychecks until after the government shutdown ends and Congress reaches a resolution on the budget.

      "We remain hopeful that Congress will quickly resolve this issue and our employees can be paid in a timely manner," said Col. Don Davis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, "it's great to have everyone back."
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