The Defense Department will begin sending furlough proposals to its civilian employees Thursday and workers will have seven days to appeal their furloughs, Federal News Radio reports.
Notices will be sent between Thursday and Monday and appeals will end between March 28 and April 1, according to a timeline posted on the station’s website.
Civilian workers in combat zones, foreign nationals, Senate-confirmed employees and civilians needed to help protect life or property are exempt from the furloughs, the station reports.
Furloughs will officially start April 25 and continue through 11 pay periods between April 21 and Sept. 21, according to the timeline.
Military pay has also been exempted from the sequestration cuts.