Civilian military employees allowed to return to work - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
The Pentagon on Sunday called back to work most of its roughly 400,000 civilian employees, based on administration lawyers' legal interpretation of the recent government shutdown. That includes employees at Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station Fort Worth.
The base posted Twitter and Facebook that workers should resume their normal work schedules on Monday. The base commissary will also reopen.
The order to return to work was given by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, five days after roughly 800,000 federal workers were sent home after Congress failed to reach a deal to fund the government.
Hagel said the decision to recall the workers is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.