Amid widespread speculation, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the number of mandated furlough days for federal employees has been trimmed from 11 to six.
About 15,000 civilian employees at Robins are set to take their fifth furlough day Friday, and the furloughs will end Aug. 16. They previously had been set to take one furlough day each week - Friday for most of the employees - through September.
Pentagon officials earlier had stated they were looking at other budget cutting measures to try to bring the furloughs to an end.
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