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Sequester brings furloughs for civilian employees at Shaw

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WIS) -

Civilian employees at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter have begun to receive notices advising them to be prepared for upcoming furloughs, according to officials at the base.

Lt. Earon Brown says the furloughs will affect 570 civilian employees and are expected to begin on July 8.

Brown says each employee will be furloughed for 11 days and will be spread out between July 8 and Sept. 30. The employees will work with their commanders to select a day each week that will have the least impact on the base.

These furloughs are part of the sequestration deal that federal lawmakers cut in order to increase the debt ceiling back in August 2011.

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