Thu March 21, 2013
Furlough Notices For Kirtland Employees To Go Out This Week
The impacts of the automatic federal budget cuts, the so-called sequestration, will begin to be felt this week at Kirtland Airforce Base.
The Albuquerque Journal reports base officials confirmed furlough notices for more than 2-thousand civilian employees will be sent out this week including to support personnel, engineers, firefighters and scientists.
The measure is expected to save $5 billion this year for the Department of Defense, or about 10 percent of the agency's total cuts.
The cuts do not affect military personnel.