Iowa Army National Guard

1:36 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Iowa National Guard Faces Staff Furloughs

The Iowa Guard is furloughing some employees, but the cuts under the federal sequester do not affect soldiers and airmen.
Credit Iowa Army National Guard

The Iowa National Guard will face furloughs next  month due to the federal government sequester. Approximately 11 hundred full-time guard members, called federal technicians, will be idle one day each week without pay from July 8th through September 30th. Guard spokesman Colonel Greg Hapgood says the last time they dealt with furloughs was in the mid 1990s.

Hapgood says the furloughs will not affect active guard and reserve members. Those who will be impacted do everything from accounting to aircraft maintenance.

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