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Thousands receive furlough notices at Fort Hood

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Thousands of civilian employees at Fort Hood received pink slips Friday notifying them which days they will now be off.

Because of the automatic spending cuts that went into affect march first, 6,000 civilian employees have been furloughed and today they officially received their notice. The Pentagon says the mandatory days off will save nearly $2 billion.

Employees will be furloughed one day a week starting July 8th for 11 weeks that means civilian employees will take a 20% cut in each paycheck.

Those that received a furlough notice Friday will have seven days to dispute it.

There are reports that so far only Child and Youth Services is exempt which includes recreation services, the installation child care centers and family programs through Army Community Service will be unaffected.

There are also reports that Fort Hood will have the ability to call back employees that have been furloughed in health, safety and security of property cases.

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