OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Governor Welcomes Back Furloughed Employees
A total of 239 state employees were on a partial or full furlough. The impacted agencies were the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Workforce Services, Military Department and Department of Family Services. The furloughs affected employees with positions that are funded in whole or in part with federal funds that ceased to be available as a result of the federal shutdown.
The Governor authorized employees to use accrued annual leave, if they chose to use it. They were also eligible for unemployment insurance.