DoD Furloughs Take Effect July 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel notified 680,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workers that they will be furloughed for 11 days without pay between July 8 and September 30, 2013. The Pentagon has excluded thousands of workers at shipyards, civilian workers in combat zones, and in critical public safety jobs from the furlough mandate, and approximately 11,000 civilian workers at DoD schools will be limited to five days of unpaid leave.  Overall DoD has excluded 15 percent of its civilian workforce from furlough and the notification further reduces the number of furlough days from the originally-estimated 22 and the later prediction of 14 days without pay.