Pentagon Notifies Congress of Likely Furloughs - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Pentagon Notifies Congress of Likely Furloughs

Posted: Updated:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is telling Congress that if automatic budget cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.

In a written message to employees, Panetta said that he notified members of Congress Wednesday that if furloughs cannot be avoided, all affected workers will get at least 30 days' notice.

Pentagon officials have said the furloughs would be structured so that nearly all 800,000 workers lose one day of work per week for 22 weeks, probably starting in late April. That means they would lose 20% of their pay over that period.

Panetta said the administration is still working with Congress to avoid automatic budget cuts by reaching agreement on a deficit reduction plan. (AP)

  • NewsMore>>

  • One Injured in Shooting near Huffaker Park

    One Injured in Shooting near Huffaker Park

    Sunday, September 24 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-09-25 00:31:23 GMT

    Around 3:50 p.m on Sunday, Reno Police responded to a shots fire call on the 7500 block of Offenhauser Drive. 

    More >>

    Around 3:50 p.m on Sunday, Reno Police responded to a shots fire call on the 7500 block of Offenhauser Drive. 

    More >>
  • Sparks Police Investigating Shots Fired at El Grande

    Sparks Police Investigating Shots Fired at El Grande

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:30:12 GMT

    Early Sunday morning Sparks Police responded to multiple 911 calls around 2:00 a.m on reports of multiple shots fired near Pyramid and Greenbrae. 

    More >>

    Early Sunday morning Sparks Police responded to multiple 911 calls around 2:00 a.m on reports of multiple shots fired near Pyramid and Greenbrae. 

    More >>
  • Police Seek Suspect Who Robbed Car Crash Victim at Shoppers Square

    Police Seek Suspect Who Robbed Car Crash Victim at Shoppers Square

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-09-24 19:50:31 GMT

    The Reno Police Department is asking for help finding a suspect who robbed a car crash victim on Saturday morning.

    More >>

    The Reno Police Department is asking for help finding a suspect who robbed a car crash victim on Saturday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.