02 Apr '13, 8pm

.@PentagonPresSec: #SecDef #Hagel said he will voluntarily return part of his salary to the @USTreasury:

Hagel to Return Part of Salary During Furloughs, Spokesman Says By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 – In solidarity with the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian employees facing furloughs, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he will voluntarily return part of his salary to the U.S. Treasury, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today. Though furlough-exempt as a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed official, Hagel will commit to partial forfeiture over the 14-week furlough period, Little said at a Pentagon news conference. Little said he hopes the recent change reducing the projected furloughs from 22 to 14 days brings some relief to the workforce, and he added that employees will remain informed of any further changes. “We are obliged to give adequate notice to our civilian employees. … This is not something [in which]...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119676

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