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State Department Workers Won’t Face Furloughs From Cuts

The automatic federal spending cuts known as sequestration won’t force the State Department to furlough any employees this year.

The State Department is notifying its staff today that new projections show “furloughs are not required” during the year that ends Sept. 30 “due to cost-cutting measures implemented early in the fiscal year and a reduction in the sequester cut” identified by the Office of Management and Budget, the department said today in response to an inquiry.