Update: Fort Benning recalls nearly 1,000 civilian workers, post commissary reopens | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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Oct

Update: Fort Benning recalls nearly 1,000 civilian workers, post commissary reopens | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Fort Benning said Monday it has recalled nearly 1,000 of the estimated 2,700 civilian workers furloughed a week ago amid a partial government shutdown.

The Fort Benning Commissary also reopened its doors following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s statement on Saturday that the Pay Our Military Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama allows more civilians to return to mission-essential duties across the U.S.

Jennifer Gunn, a public affairs specialist with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, said some of the furloughed workers were back on the job early Monday.

“If they weren’t here the first thing this morning, their supervisors were calling them and telling them that they could come back to work, and basically setting a time that they could report in,” she said.

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