Coast Guard Back in Business: Will Get Paid!


The US Naval Institute New brings us this update on where the Coast Guard and civilian contractors stand after the 35-day government closure. 


Financial compensation is coming soon to the U.S. Coast Guard active duty and civilian personnel who for weeks either worked without pay or were furloughed during the partial government shutdown.

Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced he and Congress agreed to enact a temporary spending measure to reopen federal agencies shuttered since funding expired on Dec. 21.

Once Congress and Trump approve the temporary appropriation – expected to occur within the next few days – it will take between three and five business days for back pay reach active duty Coast Guard personnel, Lt. Cmdr. Scott McBride, a Coast Guard spokesman, told USNI News. Read more. 


Author: Blue Water Sailing