District of Columbia creates Essential Workers Special Fund
Monday, July 27, 2020

District of Columbia creates Essential Workers Special Fund

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

District of Columbia Act 254, L.2020, creates the Supporting Essential Workers Special Fund, which states that the Director must provide benefits to an eligible furlough-excepted federal employee in accordance with the Act and in a manner that is consistent with federal law. It also provides that if a furlough-excepted federal employee receives benefits pursuant to the Act and subsequently receives earnings from the employee’s federal employer in excess of the benefits received, attributable to the period for which the benefits were paid, the furlough-excepted federal employee must promptly repay to the District a sum equal to the amount of benefits received from the District. However, the Director may, for good cause, waive this requirement (Passed Congressional Review Period and assigned Law Number 85 on May 6, 2020).

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