With sequestration taking effect in a matter of days, Fort Carson is preparing to instigate necessary cuts issued by the Department of Defense.
The DOD told Congress that civilian workers could face a furlough of up to 22 days beginning in late April. The move affects 3,000 civilian workers at the Army post, but is being considered as “a last resort,” the press release said.
If implemented, workers would have 30 days notice about their unpaid days off.
“the command here deeply appreciates the hard work our civilian workforce carries out daily to keep our country strong and secure,” the press release said. “We are confident that our stellar civilian workforce will continue to provide the best services possible within the constraints a furlough presents.”
Fort Carson has already started cutting facility maintenance costs, the release said. The facility sustainment contractor has been notified that it could have a 50 percent cut in funding. A civilian hiring freeze is also underway and the post has curtailed non-mission essential temporary duties, professional training and travel.