EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days
Posted: 03/04/2013 11:56 am EST | Updated: 03/04/2013 9:21 pm EST
WASHINGTON — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency may be forced to take unpaid leave for up to 13 days this year, as the federal government absorbs the $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts that went into effect on Friday.
Agency staff will begin to receive their furlough notices on Monday, according to a memo sent out to employees on Friday by Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
“Earlier this week you learned the details of the furloughs — up to 13 days (104 hours) until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013 — and our plan to review our budget status in June 2013 after the first phase of four furlough days (32 hours) to determine if there may be a way to reduce the number of furlough hours that would be required in the second phase,” Perciasepe wrote in the memo, provided to The Huffington Post by an EPA spokesperson. Continue reading “EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days”