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furlough

noun absence, commeatus, holiday, leave, leave of absence, leisure, liberty, recess, respite, rest, sussension of work, time off, vacation
See also: absence, holiday, leave
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Now consider a situation where the technician's competence with the software installation degrades over time for whatever reason, possibly due to furlough interruptions.
Running from the pressure brought by the United AFA leadership, and the demands of their employees, management has moved from their position that the only option was an involuntary furlough at the United subsidiary.
The actor, imprisoned at Pune's Yerawada Jail, was released on furlough for 14 days on October 1.
Many have experienced companywide furloughs of a week or two in tight years, when companies might use the measure to make ends meet without resorting to layoffs.
federal employees could face unpaid furloughs or payless paydays, according to the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 670,000 union members.
Last week, 700,000 Department of Defense civilian employees began taking once-a-week furlough days that will cut their pay by roughly 15%.
The systems specialist with the most experience was on furlough at the time of the incident.
The furlough issue, which is separate from the closures, could potentially have a larger impact since it affects 47,000 air traffic controllers in facilities that guide flights into and out of busy hubs and across the nation's airspace.
Under federal law, slaughterhouses and meat processing plants cannot operate without meat inspectors, so a one-day-per-week furlough of the inspectors would have resulted in the one-day-per-week closure of all federally inspected meat facilities.
In order to meet required budget cuts, the Department of Defense is telling civilian workers they must take 22 furlough days over the next six months.
CLA noted, as of the end of December last year, 109 enterprises, mainly in electronic manufacturing, had furloughed some 13,000 employees, a record high since the furlough reporting system had been set up.
At USA Today, this will represent the fourth furlough in four years; The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the paper had required two weeks off in 2009 and one week in 2010.