Federal workers unlikely to see back pay until next week

Source: Lisa Rein & Eric Yoder, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

While Congress and President Trump on Friday agreed to reopen dozens of federal government agencies that have been shuttered for 35 days, the 800,000 employees who haven’t been paid in more than a month probably will have to wait well into next week to receive their pay.

It probably will be next Thursday, Friday or even Saturday before employees are paid, according to former federal personnel and payroll officials and senior agency officials. The delay could cause continued financial hardship for thousands of employees who have been struggling with zero cash flow during the partial government shutdown.

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