If the sequestration isn't avoided, changes at the Depot can be expected starting March 1st.
This means all civilian employees will be required to take planned furloughs.
As a result, 22 workdays, or up to 176 hours would not be paid to the employee.
But Colonel Doyle Lassitter says these furloughs will not get in the way of the Depot's mission.
"Just like the Department of Defense, we'll have to just do our part to carry the burdens that come from sequestration. But we will continue to stay focused on our mission at hand, which is to build quality equipment. We will not jeopordize any of our mission requirements."
Lassitter also says the Depot will not close.
-Department of Defense expects to receive $46 billion less in non-exempt accounts than it expected through the remainder of fiscal year 2013 which runs through September 30, 2013.
-By law, sequestration will last 10 years and cut a total of $1.2 trillion (half from defense, half from non-defense)
-A furlough places an employee in a temporary non-duty, non-pay status because of lack of work, reduction or lack of funds, or other non-disciplinary reason.
-Implementing an administrative furlough would result in our government personnel being furloughed up to 176 hours, equivalent to 22 workdays, spread over 16 hours per bi-weekly pay period.