The Defense Department started delivering furlough notices to around 780,000 of its civilian employees Tuesday and is expected to complete the notifications by June 5, the Washington Post reports.
Steve Vogel writes workers will go on furlough 11 total days for the remainder of the fiscal year July 8.
Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told the Post the department aims to have most of its workforce receive their notices in a handwritten note from their immediate supervisor.
All employees will have seven days to appeal the furlough decision from receipt and the Pentagon intends to issue formal responses to the appeals by July 5, Vogel reports.
Four federal agencies closed their doors to the public last Friday as they furloughed workers ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.