PORTLAND --In Oregon, federal workers who applied for and received state unemployment during the shutdown will not have to pay that money back even though they’ll also get back pay.
There are roughly 27,000 federal employees in Oregon with many of them returning to work Thursday for the first time since the government shutdown on Oct. 1.
The state employment department says roughly 4,400 federal employees in the state applied for unemployment during that time and the state is still working to calculate the total dollar amount that will be paid out to the furloughed workers.
A spokesperson for the employment department said federal employees won’t have to repay their state unemployment because there was never any guarantee furloughed workers would get back pay after the shutdown
That's as good a reason as I've ever seen for someone to keep money they didn't earn.
I'm sooo glad to see folks looking out for others
No mention of pro rated back pay.
Tax dollars at work boyz
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