Pentagon Prepares to Furlough Entire Civilian Workforce
Posted at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 20
The Department of Defense is readying schedules to furlough almost its entire civilian workforce if Congress fails to prevent the sequester from taking effect on March 1, the Wall Street Journal reports.
“The furloughs would be part of broad spending cuts the Pentagon would implement in order to achieve $46 billion in reductions through the end of this budget year, which ends Sept. 30.”
“Pentagon officials have said the furloughs would be structured so that nearly all 800,000 workers lose one day of work per week for 22 weeks, probably starting in late April. That means they would lose 20% of their pay over that period.”