A furlough is the placing of an employee in a temporary nonduty, nonpay status because of lack of work or funds, or other nondisciplinary reasons. There are two main types of federal government furloughs — a “shutdown” or “emergency” furlough and a “save money” furlough.
What happens to federal employees during government shutdown?
Under the new rules employees would still need to wait for the shutdown to end to collect their pay, meaning they could go several weeks without a paycheck depending on how long the closures lasted. … There is no legal authority to revoke those cancellations and charge employees for paid leave or other paid time off.”
Do you get paid on furlough?
A furlough is a temporary leave of absence that can last as long as an employer wishes. … During the leave, an employee does not get paid but they are still technically employed by the employer. However, furloughed employees are banned from doing any work on behalf of their employer during the leave.