Defense Department officials are concerned the Pentagon may have to lay off civilian employees in fiscal year 2014 as furloughs of workers started Monday, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
Lolita Baldor writes thousands of civilian, military and contract employees could be furloughed next fiscal year if sequestration stays in place.
The Pentagon has scheduled 11 furlough days for its more than 650,000 civilian employees through September and aims to save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion, according to the Post.
Only 22 furlough days are allowed per year, Baldor reports.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to speak with senators this week and outline impacts of future sequestration cuts, according to the report.