Thousands of civilian workers at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois will soon begin receiving furlough notices.
The Belleville News Democrat reports workers will be informed that they must take one day per week of unpaid vacation between next month and September because of mandatory federal budget cuts referred to as the "sequester."
The newspaper says the workers will receive the 30-day notices in the mail by the end of the week.
More good news today for a different set of city of St. Louis employees.
The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted this afternoon to end the planned furloughs for the department's 557 civilian employees. The employees will also be reimbursed for the days they've already taken.
A department spokeswoman says rank-and-file employees were expected to take five unpaid days off, with management taking 10 days.