Furloughs ending at Holloman Air Force Base
Holloman AFB, NM (KTSM) — Furloughs are ending for more than 800 civilian employees at Holloman Air Force Base. The employees were all affected by the 11-week furloughs that were announced in may. They will resume their normal schedules starting Monday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced August 6th that due to a combination of Congressional approvals and Department of Defense budget management efforts, the furloughs for most DOD civilian employees would be reduced from 11 to 6 days.
The furlough at Holloman Air Force Base began July 8th and required Holloman's 826 civilian employees paid with appropriated funds to take one unpaid furlough day per week through the end of the fiscal year.
"This is great news, not only for our civilian Airmen, but also for the Airmen in uniform who have diligently put forth the extra effort to keep Holloman running smoothly throughout this challenging time," said Col. Andrew Croft, 49th Wing commander.