Fort McCoy (WXOW)
Even though the Government shutdown continues, the nearly 900 civilian workers at Fort McCoy in Monroe County that were furloughed due to the shutdown will be returning to their jobs.
Public affairs officer Linda Fournier said Monday that some of the workers have returned, the remainder are back Tuesday.
The Pentagon announced Saturday that it was recalling most of its civilian work force, citing a law that President Obama signed before the shutdown took place.
The Defense Department determined that the "Pay Our Military Act" allowed the Pentagon "to eliminate furloughs for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members.
It is likely Congress will approve back pay for the three and a half days the workers missed due to the shutdown.
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