- By GovExec Staff 5:09 PM ET
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has strived for a unified a departmentwide policy on civilian furloughs, even though individual services have argued for agency-specific guidance and exemptions.
When Hagel earlier this month reduced the number of mandatory days of unpaid leave at his department, he said he came to his decision by keeping “fairness” in mind.
Still, the new plan added to the growing list of positions that are exempt from the workweek cuts. Details are available in a memo sent to managers on May 14. Continue reading “Who Is Subject to Defense Furloughs?”