Budget cuts may affect Ohio Guard civilian ranks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mandated budget cuts at the Pentagon may soon affect the Ohio National Guard civilian ranks.

About 1,800 civilian employees of the Ohio Guard may be required to take 11 unpaid days off under the Department of Defense budget-cutting plan.

The furloughs would run July 8 through Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.

The Ohio Guard’s vice chief of the joint staff, Mark Wayda, told The Columbus Dispatch (bit.ly/15W0soM) in a story published Saturday that it will be a priority to make sure core missions are accomplished amid any furloughs.

The furloughs would affect mainly administrative employees and maintenance workers who service ground and air fleets. The furloughs do not apply to the military duties of soldiers and airmen.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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