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CA Message - Furlough details

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- As we near the date that furloughs will actually take place, I wanted to share with you the latest information I have.

Furloughs are set to begin the week of July 8th. The Air Force Sustainment Center and most tenants have selected to observe the furlough day on Fridays and so July 12th is scheduled to be our first furlough day. In order to support our warfighters and other customers, there will be some cases where individuals will need to adjust the every Friday schedule, however, July 12th will be the date for the majority of us.

Your supervisors and commanders can provide additional information where a change to that date applies. The current plan still calls for 11 scheduled unpaid days. There are still discussions taking place at the Congressional and Secretary of Defense levels to try to reduce the number of days. However, to date, no decisions have been made. What we are being told is that if the number of days is reduced, we'll terminate the furlough prior to the end of the fiscal year.

I realize this is a challenging time for all of us. Again, I would ask that we be good wingman and look out for one another. Also, we've got to be vigilant to assure that we don't jeopardize the quality of our products or the safety of our people.
Thanks again for all you do day in and day out.

Keep up the great work!

Ross

ROSS E. MARSHALL
Executive Director, AFSC