Federal Workers Across St. Louis Irked By Furloughs, Lost Pay

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Details are still in flux as to how $85 billion in forced sequester will be apportioned in coming months, but one constant remains: furloughs for federal employees.

A week into the sequester, many agencies have yet to spell out how long furloughs will last and when they’ll be imposed. Federal employees interviewed at a half-dozen federal agencies say lingering uncertainty is compounding a sense of being singled out.

The Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board counts 37,000 federal workers at 88 offices in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Civilian defense workers could be hit the hardest: Among the region’s top employers are Scott Air Force Base, with 13,000 people, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, with about 5,000.

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