Civilian Military Furloughs Will Be Delayed
There's some good news to report for civilian workers at Fort Drum and other military installations.
The Department of Defense has decided to delay giving out furlough notices for approximately two weeks.
"This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department's resources," said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a prepared statement. "We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough days for fiscal 2013 will change as a result of this delay."
The Pentagon said it believes the delay is a responsible step to take in order to assure civilian employees that it does not take lightly the prospect of furloughs and the resulting decrease in employee pay.