- March 12, 2013
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Furloughs for DOD civilian employees can begin April 26, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said Monday. DOD notified Congress on Feb. 20 of its intention to impose furloughs, triggering a 45-day waiting period before they can go into effect, reported American Forces Press Service. If lawmakers do not act to replace the $85 billion sequester with alternate spending cuts for fiscal 2013, DOD plans to furlough civilian employees without pay for 22 days — one day a week through Sept. 30. The furlough amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay for affected civilian employees.