Gray to employees: Furlough repayments are coming


The furlough repay is a long-delayed political win for Gray. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) on Tuesday signed a supplemental budget bill passed by the D.C. Council this month approving the paybacks.

The news was communicated to employees in a memo today from Gray: Pending congressional review and barring “unforeseen circumstances,” workers can expect checks by Aug. 31.

The paybacks went on the political agenda late in January, when finance officials announced that the city finished fiscal 2011 with a $240 million surplus — this, after lawmakers faced with a budget shortfall ordered the furlough days to save the city $19 million.

And if you’re lacking sympathy for city workers who will now be paid for work not done, that’s not quite the situation: The Gray administration scheduled the furlough days for four days that would otherwise have been paid holidays.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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