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CBP Furloughs Starting April 21

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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.

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  1. These are criminals running CBP they have an office in Herndon VA that is used for promotions of well connected supervisors. These people are on AUO overtime daily and get bonuses regularly for doing nothing more than ordering reports on current events in the news. They then claim they had a hand in an arrest opr seizure that they had nothing to do with. Thay all had flat screens put in each office and are looking at moving to a larger building, they are currently paying over 3 million a year for the Worldgate Dr office and they are padding the supervisors to get a promotion for the director.Close this office.

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