Federal Circuit Upholds Furloughs Of Army Working Capital Fund Civilian Workers

Mealey's (October 23, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 20 affirmed the 2013 furloughs of civilian workers at two Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) entities after finding that even though both entities did not face funding shortfalls or a reduction in orders, the furloughs “promoted the efficiency of the service and were in accordance with law” (National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1442, No. 2014-3175, National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2109 v. Watervliet Arsenal, No. 2014-3189, Fed. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 18136)....

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