Customs and Border Protection has started sending furlough notices to all of its 60,000 employees as the agency aims to make $754 million in cuts required under sequestration, GovExec reports.
Furloughs will start April 21 and continue through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a memo obtained by the website.
Kedar Pavgi writes the agency will put full-time employees on unpaid leave for no more than 14 workdays and pro-rate furlough time for part-time workers.
According to Federal News Radio, Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar has told employees the agency is also freezing hiring and reducing and eliminating overtime and compensatory time.
Aguilar also said the agency is cutting travel and training funds, the radio station reports.