Overall sequestration efforts by the Department of Defense will affect up to 13 percent of employees at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha, who will have an additional 11 days off from now until mid-September.
PMRF Public Affairs Matthew Diendorf said the facility employs about 1,000 people, including about 800 contractors, 70 military and 130 government employees.
“The furlough affects the roughly 130 government service employees,” said Diendorf.
He added that a handful of these employees, who are considered to be in “mission-critical duties,” may not be subject to the furlough based on the nature of their jobs, such as base security. Read the full story.
And here’s the latest in other neighbor isle gov’t and politics:
Virgin America, recently acquired by Alaska Air, expanded its Honolulu service Thursday with daily flights to and from Los Angeles. Virgin will add flights between LAX and Kahului-Maui in June.
KCC Chancellor Richards To Retire
Following a series of campus no confidence votes, University of Hawaii System leaders announced Wednesday that Kapiolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards will step down after KCC’s May 15 commencement.
‘The Micronesians’ Is Best Of West
“The Micronesians,” a seven-chapter series by reporter Chad Blair and photographers Cory Lum and Mark Edward Harris, won first place in Online Presentation for Civil Beat Tuesday in the annual Best of the West journalism competition.