Furlough http://wyso.org en Federal Workers Still in Limbo as Shutdown Drags On http://wyso.org/post/federal-workers-still-limbo-shutdown-drags <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">As the federal government shutdown drags into its third week, it has become a sort of background noise, present but not always noticeable. Unless you&rsquo;re a federal worker, that is; Justine Kelly&rsquo;s a case in point.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She works at the Social Security Administration, and has been working without pay for weeks.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:16:55 +0000 Lewis Wallace 40597 at http://wyso.org Federal Workers Still in Limbo as Shutdown Drags On Wright-Patt Back Up Running, But Shutdown Woes Continue http://wyso.org/post/wright-patt-back-running-shutdown-woes-continue <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5a876ecc-99f2-3402-1b55-8820f3d80ea5"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Most civilian workers are back at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, although officials say normal operations will remain difficult during the partial government shutdown. But across the Dayton area, Wright-Patt isn&rsquo;t alone in its woes since the partial federal government shutdown began Oct. 1. </span></span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:24:26 +0000 Lewis Wallace 40354 at http://wyso.org Civilians Return to Work at Wright-Patt http://wyso.org/post/civilians-return-work-wright-patt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Nearly 9,000 civilian workers went back to work Monday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. That&rsquo;s after the Department of Defense reinterpreted a new law in order to end furlough days.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:05:41 +0000 Lewis Wallace 40272 at http://wyso.org Wright-Patt Workers, Local Businesses Concerned About Shutdown http://wyso.org/post/wright-patt-workers-local-businesses-concerned-about-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.15;">Nearly 9,000 employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remain on emergency furlough following the federal government shutdown, and workers and businesses are worried about the financial impact, particularly if the partial shutdown is prolonged.</span></p><p>Wright-Patt officials estimate that for every day the government stays closed, the Dayton area loses $5 million in wages.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:42:57 +0000 Lewis Wallace 40070 at http://wyso.org Wright-Patt Workers, Local Businesses Concerned About Shutdown Wright-Patt Begins Emergency Furlough Due to Partial Government Shutdown http://wyso.org/post/wright-patt-begins-emergency-furlough-due-partial-government-shutdown <p>As of midnight, October 1st, the U.S. House and Senate had not agreed on a&nbsp; budget, and the federal government is now implementing a partial shut down for the first time since 1995-1996.</p><p>On Tuesday <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mhj45efikd/introduction-62/" target="_blank">Forbes listed Dayton as one of the top ten cities at risk</a> during a government shutdown. Civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base bear the immediate brunt: approximately 8,700 non-military staff at Wright-Patt received furlough letters Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:03:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 39964 at http://wyso.org Wright-Patt Begins Emergency Furlough Due to Partial Government Shutdown