AP News Break: Pentagon Cuts Number of Furlough DaysSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 23:14
AP News Break: Pentagon Cuts Number of Furlough Days
BY LOLITA C. BALDOR
Mar 27, 5:45 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense officials say the Pentagon will sharply cut the number of unpaid furlough days civilians will have to take in the next several months from 22 to 14, reducing the financial impact of the budget cuts on as many as 700,000 workers.
Officials say Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the decision Wednesday. Military and defense leaders continue to work through the details, trying to decide how to allocate the more than $10 billion Congress shifted to operations accounts. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.