Army still does not have a process to get National Guardsmen backpay after long promotion waits

Federal News Network: National Guard soldiers hoping to receive backpay for time they worked in more demanding positions while waiting to be promoted are still waiting for a way to petition the Army for help.

Last year, Congress gave the Army secretary the authority to give guardsmen pay for work they were doing at a higher level, while waiting to be promoted. However, the Army is still developing the directive to let the Army secretary exercise that power and the service does not know when the directive will be finished, according to National Guard spokeswoman Cathy Brown Vendermaarel.

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