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#DOD civilians get seven days to appeal furloughs. Notices to go out Wednesday. @DeptofDefense

Related Stars and Stripes' sequestration coverage Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses DOD employees in Alexandria, Va., May 14, 2013. Hagel discussed sequestration and the resulting scheduled furloughs. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD file photo WASHINGTON — Plans to trim the paychecks of the vast majority of civilian Defense Department employees this summer rolled forward this week as more than 652,000 workers began receiving notices that they’d be furloughed for up to 11 days this summer. Pentagon officials say all furlough notices will be delivered by Wednesday. Once received, the clock starts ticking on a one-week period for the employee to appeal for reconsideration of the furlough notice. “Employees are given at least seven calendar days to answer orally and/or in writing to the proposal notice and furnish documentary evidence in support of his or her answer,” Pentagon...

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