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3:51 am on Thursday February 21, 2013

Hundres of Beaufort civil defense workers could face furloughs

Some 600 Beaufort-based Defense Department employees could see one-day-per-week furloughs if Congress does not act by the March 1 budget deadline. 
3:50 am on Thursday February 21, 2013

Thousands of Charleston civil defense workers could face furloughs

Some 5,200 Charleston-based Defense Department employees could see one-day-per-week furloughs if Congress does not act by the March 1 budget deadline. 
11:53 pm on Wednesday February 20, 2013

Thousands of Charleston civil defense workers could face furloughs

Image by Secretary of Defense Flickr account Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is warning of the potential furloughs to some 800,000 civilian workers. Some 5,200 Charleston-based Defense Department employees could see one-day-per-week furloughs...
7:51 am on Sunday May 22, 2011

Budget cuts: Five-day furlough to hit most Beaufort County employees this June

Flickr user paloetic As Beaufort County continues to struggle with a year-end budget short run, Beaufort County Administrator Gary Kubic has announced that most county employees will take a five-day furlough between May 30 and June 30. To...
2:36 am on Sunday January 31, 2010

Dorchester District Two: Cut teacher money, fund road for football

Image by Flickr user blehk The Charleston City Paper's Will Moredock connects the depressing dots in Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Joe Pye's remarks about not having money to pay for teachers yet still pushing for a road that would...
2:06 am on Wednesday November 25, 2009

Summerville school district approves furloughs (updated)

Update November 25: The paper has released an updated story. First reporting: Dorchester District 2's board has approved furloughs of three days for most employees including teachers and six days for administrators.  The Summerville Journal Scene...
7:22 am on Wednesday October 14, 2009

S.C. House plans three-week absence

Following a similar plan as last year, the South Carolina House appears poised to save a small amount of money by not working during a substantial portion of the legislative session. SC Hotline has the scoop. As I said last year, it's disappointing...
1:00 pm on Saturday May 9, 2009

Dorchester County's new budget may put the squeeze on employees

Following an all-to-popular trend, Dorchester County's proposed new budget will turn to furloughs to make ends meet, according to The Post and Courier. The paper has a good overview of the budget. Read the story here. You can have a look at the...
6:02 am on Friday April 10, 2009

More furloughs at MUSC; and more details to come

Yesterday, word came that MUSC is requiring six-day furloughs for employees in the Department of Pediatrics. But now The Post and Courier is reporting that this is likely just be the first of many cuts in MUSC departments. Read more stories on this...
2:49 am on Tuesday March 24, 2009

Furloughs are all the rage; here's some facts

Image by Flickr user comecloser Image by 20090323-furlough.jpgIf you have been or are concerned about furloughs, The Charleston Regional Business Journal has an excellent primer from last month about the topic. Read more stories on this subject in...

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