December 30, 2012
FIRE HALF PERMANENTLY INSTEAD:
Pentagon Readying 800,000 for Rolling Layoffs (DION NISSENBAUM And DAMIAN PALETTA, 12/30/12, WSJ)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 30, 2012 2:03 PM
The Pentagon is preparing to notify its entire civilian workforce to prepare for furloughs if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to reach a deal before Jan. 2 to avert automatic spending cuts.A senior defense official said Sunday that the Pentagon would notify 800,000 civilian workers to brace for furloughs in the new year, meaning the workers would be ordered to take mandatory leave without pay for a certain period.