Pentagon finalizing plan to bring back furloughed civilian workers
October 4th, 2013
07:33 PM ET

Pentagon finalizing plan to bring back furloughed civilian workers

By Barbara Starr

The Pentagon may announce as soon as this weekend a plan to bring up to 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work, according to two Defense Department officials.

CNN has learned the plan is in the final stages of being written and approved.

If all are returned to work, it would represent about half the number of government civilian and contract employees at risk of furloughs during the government shutdown that began on Tuesday.

The partisan congressional stalemate over spending for the current fiscal year shows no sign of ending anytime soon.
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'I don't want it': Airman gives back paycheck, asks others to do same
October 4th, 2013
02:04 PM ET

'I don't want it': Airman gives back paycheck, asks others to do same

By Barbara Starr

The e-mail showed up in my inbox from an Air Force tech sergeant asking I not use his name because he doesn’t have the military’s permission for what he’s done.

What he’s done is say to the politicians of all stripes: “I don’t want it.”
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