Most Defense Civilians Begin Forced 3-Day Furlough Weekends

Most Defense Civilians Begin Forced 3-Day Furlough Weekends

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Each Defense Department entity has set its own guidelines for implementing the across-the-board furloughs scheduled to begin Monday, according to a Pentagon spokesman, though most of the department’s civilians face forced three-day weekends.

“There’s no one set of rules,” said Mark Wright, a Defense spokesman. “Every office has been doing it a little differently.”

A majority of Defense agencies, he added, will allow employees to take unpaid leave on Mondays or Fridays. Continue reading “Most Defense Civilians Begin Forced 3-Day Furlough Weekends”

Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday

Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday

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The Defense Department plans to send out civilian furlough notices on March 22, a Pentagon spokeswoman told Government Executive on Tuesday.

Civilians will have the opportunity to appeal their furloughs from March 28 through April 1, according to Federal News Radio. Decision letters will be sent from March 29 through April 24, and the furloughs will take place between April 25 and Sept. 21. Civilians at the Defense Department will be furloughed 22 days. Continue reading “Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday”