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Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM.

“I know it’s one of the options that the Department of Defense uses to not have to do reductions in force,” Urban said.

Earlier this year, nearly all of the 3,294 civilian workers at FRC East endured unpaid furloughs due to sequestration.

The original plan was for workers to take one day off each week for 22 weeks, but that was eventually cut to 11 weeks and then further cut to six.

Urban said that the Department of Defense does not have plans for furloughs in 2014 at this point.

“Can I guarantee that at any time in the future that we will not use them? I cannot, but I will say that we do not have a plan for widespread use of them for fiscal year 2014,” he said.

Urban said that there is the possibility that some commands could use furloughs at the local level.

“I don’t honestly know what authority local commands have at the local level to enact them,” he said.



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