The Marietta Daily Journal – Dobbins planning furloughs Notices begin this week to more than 500 employees

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The Marietta Daily Journal – Dobbins planning furloughs Notices begin this week to more than 500 employees

MARIETTA — Officials at Dobbins Air Reserve Base began issuing furlough notices to more than 500 civil service employees this week as a result of federally mandated budget cuts.

Select members of the Air Force Reserve will be furloughed one day a week for a total of 88 work hours, or 11 work days, beginning July 8 and lasting until Sep. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

“This is a very difficult position for us, but we’re going to continue doing what we can to carry out our mission safely and provide C-130 airlift whenever and wherever it’s needed,” said Col. Tim Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander. “Although these cuts will be very difficult on our civilian employees, we’ve planned for this and tried to minimize the effects the furloughs will have on the readiness of our force.”

Affected employees include those serving as C-130 aircrew and maintainers, financial management specialists, legal clerks and civil engineers among others.

In addition, the Dobbins ARB airfield will open 30 minutes later each day beginning June 30 in order to reduce operating costs for the base’s flying mission.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Dobbins planning furloughs Notices begin this week to more than 500 employees.

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