How the government shutdown is affecting federal employees who are veterans
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The partial government shutdown left some 800,000 federal employees without a paycheck last week, and a lot of military veterans are among that number. Nearly a third of workers in federal executive branch agencies are veterans, and according to the Office of Personnel Management, they’re heavily concentrated in law enforcement departments, meaning that many of them are considered “essential” employees who have to go to work without pay. Here’s how the shutdown is affecting government employees who are veterans.
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