FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - Furlough letters to approximately 13,000 civilian workers at Wright – Patterson Air Force Base are on hold once again, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Letters were slated to go out to Monday.
The furloughs are part of the Department of Defense's answer to the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense released the following statement along with their announcement:
"As the secretary stated in congressional testimony mid-April, he is relooking the number of furlough days that must be implemented. We expect to have the details soon, but no decisions have been made. At present, all civilian DoD employees, from all services, are subject to being furloughed.
No final decisions regarding exemptions have been made."
But are furloughs needed? That's the question being mauled-over this morning by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
As 2 News reported, some services have been able to shuffle funding in order to minimize the use of furloughs.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base 88th Air Base Wing Commander Cassie Barlow told 2 News that they too have taken some unusual steps to save money, like leaving the lights and air conditioning off during the day.
If furloughs are needed, notices will go out to half of Wright-Patt's 26,000 employees, 70 percent of them are civilians.
They'll be asked to take one day off a week from June through September.
The furloughs would start Sunday, June 16 and last 14 weeks instead of the original 22 weeks.
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