The car lines going through security at MacDill Air Force Base should be jam packed today. About 1,500 employees that have been off on furloughs are now headed back to work.
This is no doubt a huge relief to a lot of these employees. They've been out of work since the beginning of the fiscal year - last Tuesday. In total, those employees lost $400,000 in salary every day.
This, of course, is all part of the partial federal shutdown, but on Saturday, the secretary of defense announced that furloughed civilian employees were needed under the "Pay Our Military Act."
On Sunday, those 1,500 employees were notified and told they can come back to work this morning. They are all civilian employees who do a range of jobs at MacDill - many with the 6th Air Mobility Wing.
There are still big questions. Will those employees be paid for that week they lost?
Top officials have said they would like to see them compensated.
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