30 May '13, 9am

#FortMeade will deliver #furlough notices to more than 425 civilian employees next week.

Supervisors and managers at Fort Meade will deliver furlough notices to more than 425 civilian employees during the next week, base officials said Wednesday. The notices, which are to be hand delivered to garrison employees by June 4, describe plans for one furlough day per week from July 8 through Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management requires 30 days' notice before placing employees on temporary non-duty, non-pay status. The furlough days are intended to help the Defense Department meet the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester. "We thought it important that supervisors and managers hand deliver the notices to ensure every employee received them and had a chance to ask questions," said John Moeller, deputy garrison commander at the Army base in Anne Arundel County. "The most important part about implementing the furloughs is to have open communicat...

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