Weather Alerts

NATIONAL GUARD: 100 Employees Furloughed

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

One-hundred Department of Public Defense employees have been furloughed, the Iowa National Guard announced on Thursday evening.

Colonel Greg Hapgood said the employees were told they would be temporarily laid off for up to 60 days beginning Friday.

They were set to be laid off for 30-days next Friday but the decision was brought forward a week.

On Monday, 1,100 furloughed employees went back to work without pay after the Pay Our Military Act was passed. It is uncertain whether they will eventually receive back pay when the government shutdown ends.

The Guard says they still have 2,100 on active duty.