— The number of Pentagon civilians who will be forced to forfeit one day’s work, and the pay that comes along with it, over each of the coming 11 weeks. That's a 20% pay cut over the next three months. The cutbacks, forced by the fiscal vise of sequestration, apply to about 85% of the Pentagon’s non-uniformed workforce. If sequestration remains on the books, layoffs – and not merely furloughs – are all but inevitable for some of the Defense Department’s nearly 900,000 civilian workers beginning in the fall.
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