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2 weeks after the shutdown ended, many federal employees still wait for pay

The US Capitol is seen on the first work day for some federal workers following a 35-day partial government shutdown in Washington, DC

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The partial government shutdown ended two weeks ago, but thousands of workers still haven’t received their back pay. Restarting an organization as immense as the federal government after an extended shutdown takes time and can be fraught with unexpected delays. Federal payroll processing has been delayed by email backlogs, software glitches and an overwhelming number of pay requests being submitted at the same time. As a result, some employees found their paychecks short — even for $0.

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