Almost all federal agenciesinsist that employees put work credit cards in their own names andpay the bills themselves, with reimbursement later. (Photo:Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) –As if going without pay during the month-longpartial government shutdown isn't enough, thousands offederal workers are dealing with anotherfinancial indignity: servicing debt on government-issued creditcards.

They are receiving credit card bills — for which they arepersonally responsible — for work-related expenses they incurredbefore the shutdown, but can't get reimbursed becausetheir agencies are mostly closed and funds are frozen.

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