Furlough Delay

By Christopher J. Castelli / March 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

The Defense Department has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today in a statement.

"This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department's resources," he said. "We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough days for fiscal [year] 2013 will change as a result of this delay. We believe the delay is a responsible step to take in order to assure our civilian employees that we do not take lightly the prospect of furloughs and the resulting decrease in employee pay."