Originally Posted by OldArmy
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.
That's a possibility, but department heads will likely be able to manage their own furloughs as long as they meet some sort of standard set forth by the higher ups. For example, we haven't been provided a lot of data yet on how it will be handled.
I did hear the same thing you did, though. So it is possible that will apply on a more consistent basis throughout different departments.