“The Pentagon is cutting the number of days more than 650,000 civilian workers will be furloughed this year from 11 to six,” according to The Hill.
“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement that the reduced furloughs were possible because of the $9 billion reprogramming request that Congress mostly approved in July, as well as lower-than-expected costs in areas like transporting equipment from Afghanistan.”
Government Executive: “The reprieve affects some 650,000 civilians, and most employees will complete their sixth day of unpaid leave by Aug. 17. If not, then they must do so before Oct. 1… Hagel warned recently that civilian layoffs are possible if sequestration continues into fiscal 2014.”
Crossposted from Wonk Wire.