MacDill's civilian employees could be furloughed

2:56 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
With help from our partners at USA Today, 10 News has learned close to a $100 million in contracting work will be cancelled or delayed in Florida. Of that, $20 million would be felt in and around MacDill alone.
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TAMPA, Florida - Thousands of civilians working at MacDill Air Force Base could lose about 20 days of pay this year if Congress and the White House don't reach a deal on the national debt by March 1.
Officials with the various commands at MacDill - including U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the 6th Air Mobility Wing and the 927th Air Refueling Wing - haven't yet been given specific orders.
A spokesman says Centcom has about 900 civilian employees who could be affected.
The Department of Defense says the triggering of automatic, half-trillion dollar cuts approved by Congress would force about 80 percent of the department's 800,000 civilian employees to take days off between April and the end of the fiscal year in September.


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