SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE (KSDK) - Officials now confirm that all of the 3,500 workers at Scott Air Force Base who were furloughed in wake of the government shutdown were ordered to come back to work Monday.
Supervisor notices were sent home Sunday. The workers will be paid retroactively for the work they missed last week when the shutdown ends.
The base employees a total of 5,000 civilian workers. A third of those were not furloughed by the shutdown, since their pay comes from sources outside of the federal government.
Saturday, the Pentagon announced that it is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian civilians back to work.
The decision was made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel based on a law called the Pay Our Military Act.
Congress also voted on Saturday to ensure that the government ensure that the 800,000 federal employees currently on furlough receive back-pay.