Only 'Excepted Work' Allowed at Navy Public Shipyards During Shutdown

By Olga Belogolova, Lee Hudson / October 1, 2013 at 9:02 PM
The Navy's public shipyards are feeling the effects of the government shutdown today, with all but essential "excepted work" taking a hit and thousands of civilian employees facing furloughs, according to the service. The government was shut down at midnight on Monday, forcing the Navy to furlough more than 75,000 civilian employees, according to service spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich. "For public yards, essential excepted work would continue while non-essential excepted work will be delayed until there is funding," Naval...

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