Originally Posted by Templar
The Secretary of Defense did send out a memo last week saying that there will be a furlough for DoD employees. He said that the "DoD will be forced to place the vast majority of its civilian workforce on administrative furlough."
So Pentagon employees will likely be included in that, among many others. Yes, a lot of people within the DoD will go without pay for a period of time (or certain days at a time). Saying 800,000 "Pentagon employees" isn't a plain lie, it's just a slight exaggeration, since all DoD employees in some way, shape, or form work for the Pentagon (or for someone that works there).
Last I heard the furlough was going to be one day a week for 22 weeks, starting in April. Basically a 20% pay cut for four months. The side consequence is a hiring freeze.