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Labor Dept Issues Employee Furlough Notices

EmptyOfficeFEMAThe Labor Department has sent 4,700 of its employees furlough notices as a result of sequestration, Federal Times reports.

Department spokesman told Federal Times the department expects affected employees to take about six days, or one day per month, of unpaid leaves of absences by September.

Stephen Losey writes that many field employees were spared from the furlough notices in an attempt to preserve mission-critical programs.

Barr also told Federal Times department managers are examining their budgets to avoid further furloughs of employees and canceling some of the furloughs.

According to the report, DOL is aiming to find most of its required cuts in contracts or grant programs in an attempt to avoid as many furloughs as possible.

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