Government Still Owes Money to Feds Deployed to Hurricane Response Last Year

Government Executive: About 150 federal employees who responded to the government's call for temporary emergency workers during last year's hurricanes received more pay—in some cases tens of thousands of dollars more—than they were legally entitled to receive in a given year, according to a new watchdog report. The discovery led investigators to uncover payment problems that likely go back many years, potentially creating a situation where untold numbers of federal emergency responders could owe the government for overpayments they never knew they received.

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