Defence Department civilian workers could face furloughs
(WTNY) -- Almost 800-thousand civilian employees in the Defense Department may have to start taking one day a week of unpaid leave.
The furloughs are part of what Pentagon officials laid out for Congress Wednesday in case huge automatic spending cuts take effect on March 1. About 85-billion dollars in across-the-board cuts will kick in unless Congress approves another deficit reduction plan.
The furloughs would begin in late April.
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