Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reduction in furloughs announced

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. (Source: DoD, 08/06/13) Gulf Coast note: Civilian workers in the Gulf Coast's multiple bases have been subjected to furloughs.