FORT HOOD (October 3, 2013)—Many of Fort Hood’s 6,000 civilian employees were furloughed as a result of the partial federal government shutdown, but others remain on the job without the promise of a paycheck.
While many went home after receiving furlough letters others had to stay if their jobs were critical to the mission of helping soldiers and their families.
Some employees in this situation were told they had a higher chance of getting retroactive pay when the government resumes from the shutdown, but have not been promised a paycheck.
Sharon Lynch, a CRDAMC Physical Evaluation Board liaison officer, said the promise won't pay her bills.
She says she’s concerned about the uncertainty of the situation.
"We are required to come to work and we are under a 'No Pay Status' until further notice nobody can actually give an end date to this until congress and our government decide that they're going to come together and work together to get us paid," Lynch said.
Active-duty soldiers are temporarily filing the positions of the civilian employees who were sent home earlier this week.