LEGISLATION WOULD PROVIDE BACK PAY FOR ALL DHS EMPLOYEES – February 25, 2015
Lawmakers Want to Guarantee Back Pay For All DHS Employees if Agency Shuts Down
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced legislation (H.R. 1024 / S. 554) that would provide retroactive pay for all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, regardless of furlough status, if Congress does not keep the department funded past February 27. H.R. 1024 has ten bipartisan cosponsors.