Customs Calls Off Furloughs
JOC Staff | Apr 02, 2013 1:58PM EDT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has halted plans for furloughs and suspended its ban on overtime, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Thomas Winkowski, Customs deputy commissioner, told workers in a letter that the appropriations bill that President Obama signed into law last week is enabling the agency to postpone the cutbacks despite budget reductions imposed by sequestration.
California port workers and others have been worried that a ban on overtime could have a disproportionate impact on those ports, because they ordinarily have longer operating hours than most U.S. seaports.
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