|Quoting atct (Reply 16):|
I was told this morning that us ATC'ers are under exempted status, aka we go to work and get paid.
No you guys, along with Federal Law enforcement, military etc.. are "excepted".
Meaning you still go to work and will not be paid until the Government resumes normal operations. That could be before the next pay period or that could be a month from now. The pay period just ended, you should have been paid this weekend, meaning if the Government resumes normal operations before the next pay period your next pay will not be affected. However if this continues into the next pay period (or further) then you will not be paid. Whenever this crisis is resolved, also the Debt ceiling, the pay will resume.
Federal workers who are "excepted" will continue to work, however they will not be paid until the first pay period after the Government resumes normal operations. That pay will include retro-active pay for the period workers came to work during the Goverment shut-down.
Also all leave has been cancelled, scheduled, sick etc.. If you call out sick or take a scheduled vacation you will be placed into LWOP or furlogh status and will not be paid for those days when Government resumes normal operations.
I hope that cleared things up, your Unions and Executive staff should have briefed you yesterday,