CAMP ROBINSON, AR -- The Arkansas National Guard has been notified that all reserve component military pay, excluding Active, Guard and Reserve personnel, will be delayed until a budget or a continuing resolution is passed by Congress.
The current continuing resolution is set to expire on Wednesday.
Pay not submitted to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service before January 9 will be recorded in the pay system, but not disbursed until funding is restored.
A message regarding the delay has been posted to the Arkansas National Guard's facebook page:
"Our chief concern remains the care of our Guard members and families; once the authority to disburse is granted, we will do so in a timely manner.
This issue is not isolated to the Arkansas National Guard; this is a nationwide issue.
Those who drilled Saturday and Sunday will not likely be paid until a budget is passed.
We encourage our Guard members to prepare for delays in direct deposit of military pay."
Over the past two weekends, around 85-hundred Arkansas National Guard members have drilled.
Pay for that service is to be submitted after the January 9th date.