N.J. state workers will receive retroactive pay from July shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Chris Christie signed S3422/A18 on Tuesday, amending the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget to give furloughed state employees retroactive salary payments for this July’s shut down.

“This bill justly reinstates the pay lost by our hard-working rank and file state workers who were not at fault for the three-day government closure that disrupted services and inconvenienced our citizens when the adoption of a Fiscal 2018 budget stalled in the Legislature,” Governor Christie said in a statement. “I thank Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Prieto for acting on this legislation to reimburse our dedicated state workers.”

The Senate passed the measure back on July 13th but the Assembly didn’t act on it until July 31st.

The Department of Treasury can now begin processing reimbursements.