Fort Bragg Teachers Face Unpaid Time Off


Teachers and other civilian employees at Fort Bragg schools face a week or more of unpaid days off as federal budget cuts ripple through the Defense Department.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that furlough notices went out this week ahead of the coming academic year. Nine-month employees will lose up to five work days, while 12-month civilian employees will be sidelined for as many as 11 days.

Fort Bragg schools educate 5,000 students.

The furloughs will affect nearly 20,000 civilian workers across the schools run around the world by the Defense Department.

The Pentagon has been central to Washington's two-year-long fight over broad budget cuts called sequester. Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic reductions to defense and domestic programs kicking in this year.


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