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    I'm curious about personal experience with the 95-96 shutdown. I'm hearing that essential employees who were working during the shutdown were actually paid. News articles said they were forced to work without pay and received backpay. I'm reading personal accounts that say people were paid during this time. The difference, I think, is between nonappropriated and appropriated funds. If they're paid with nonappropriated funds, they would have been working and they would have been paid. Those paid with appropriated funds would not have been paid. (That's my theory.)

    So were any of you federal employees during that time and were you paid?

    Also, were any of you military during that time? I'm hearing from some people that pay was delayed, and from others that their pay wasn't affected. Any personal experience in this?

    Thanks in advance!

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    My husband worked for the Department of the Treasury back then and still does. He was non-essential and didn't work during the shut down but was paid for the time off when the budget was passed. This time he's not so sure that he will be paid for the time off due to politics and the bad economy, etc.

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    We got military pay in 95 and 96. We had no problem with dh's pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymomof4 View Post
    We got military pay in 95 and 96. We had no problem with dh's pay.
    So it wasn't delayed at all? Not even a day or so?

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    I have a friend that is a NASA federal employee. She was told not to report to work and was not paid at that time. When the new budget was passed she got paid for the time she was told not to report to work.

    I thought HUM my tax dollars at work. She got an additional PAID two week vacation. She and her husband went to Cozumel for the time they were off because they KNEW they would back pay.

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    I don't remember it being two weeks, but we had to work and didn't know if we would get paid or not. Turns out when the budget passed we got paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferhoodled View Post
    My husband worked for the Department of the Treasury back then and still does. He was non-essential and didn't work during the shut down but was paid for the time off when the budget was passed. This time he's not so sure that he will be paid for the time off due to politics and the bad economy, etc.
    You probably already know about this but I'm going to post it just in case...

    NTEU Government Shutdown Information

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    My babysitter's husband was a non-essential govt employee during the shutdown. He received full back pay once the shutdown was over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishu View Post
    So it wasn't delayed at all? Not even a day or so?
    Our military pay was not delayed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktsmama View Post
    Our military pay was not delayed at all.
    Huh. That's so weird. I've heard from a couple people that it was, and then many more who said it wasn't.

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