JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – About 10,000 civilian employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are being told to expect furloughs because of federal budget cuts.
JBLM commander, Colonel H. Charles Hodges, Jr. tells KING5-TV that civilian employees because of federal sequestration.
Many will be required to take every Friday off, without pay, from July through September.
Those exempt from furloughs may include firefighters and employees at the base’s behavior health department and the neonatal unit.
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