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It takes a month to furlough a federal worker for a day

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Federal workers returning to their offices Friday could find furlough notices sitting on their desks, but it will be a while before most of them are actually forced to take unpaid leave. Agency heads have warned that $1.2 trillion in federal cuts that took effect Friday will force them to cut the hours of hundreds of thousands of federal employees to help save $40 billion by year's end. But it...

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