WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) - The Secretary of Defense announced a timeline for civilian furloughs Tuesday afternoon. It reduced the number of forced days off from 14 to 11. Furlough days will begin July 8 and would be for one day a week.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base civilians are among the hundreds of thousands of people nationwide that are required to take some forced time off.
The implementation outline lays out exactly how the furlough process will move forward.
The furloughs will affect 13,000 employees at WPAFB. Colonel Cassie Barlow, commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, says it adds up to a 20-percent pay cut. The affected employees should receive notice on June 5.
Less than 100 employees at WPAFB, including medics and firefighters, will be exempted from the furloughs.
The DOD listed the following exemptions from furloughs:
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