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February 22, 2013

Garrison commander addresses workforce about possible furlough

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Col. Dan McFarland

MCFARLAND-12MAR2012
To Our Dedicated Civilian Workforce:

“On Wednesday morning, the Secretary of Defense notified Congress that all DoD civilian employees will receive notification of a possible furlough. This includes the civilian workforce at Fort Huachuca.

“This is a procedural step at this point. If the budget situation is not resolved by March 1, and a furlough is necessary, notification to Congress must take place now in order to allow for 22 days of furlough by the end of this fiscal year.

“Many facts surrounding our fiscal reality are beyond our control and there is much I don’t know right now, but I am committed to communicating how these facts and any resulting changes impact you and those we serve. What I do know right now is that a furlough is not projected to take place until late April and should it occur, will most likely take the form of a 32-hour/four day work week.

“The Nation is facing a fiscal crisis, and it is clear we will feel the impact. Tough choices will have to be made and we must plan for worst case scenarios now.”




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