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Pacific Missile Range Facility To Begin Furloughs

·By civilbeat

From The Garden Island:

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,”