The Defense Department announced it will delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for about two weeks, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Thursday afternoon.

The delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of the pending continuing resolution legislation on the department's resources, according to the release. No decision has been made on whether or not the total number of planned furlough days for fiscal year 2013 will change as a result of the delay.

"We believe the delay is a responsible step to take in order to assure our civilian employees that we do not take lightly the prospect of furloughs and the resulting decrease in employee pay," the release said.

Officials now estimate furlough notices will go out on or about April 5.

 

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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