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Unpaid furlough days scaled back at Tobyhanna Army Depot

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 29, 2013 12:53 PM
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(Tobyhanna) -- Civilian employees at a northeastern Pennsylvania military base will have fewer unpaid furlough days in the next six months than they were previously told under automatic federal spending cuts that took effect March 1.

Congressman Matt Cartwright's office says he depot workers must take 14 unpaid furlough days through Sept. 30. The Pentagon initially ordered 22 days.

The furlough days apply to Tobyhanna's entire civilian workforce of about 5,100 employees. Tobyhanna, in Monroe County, is the military's largest electronics maintenance facility and is a major employer in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Base officials have already announced layoffs of more than 400 civilian contract workers in response to a declining workload and the spending cuts.

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