According to The Pentagon Channel, DoD officials have made it clear that military pay and "monetary" benefits will continue despite sequestration. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that servicemembers are not < subject to the unpaid furloughs that will affect that majority of the Defense Department's civilian work force as a result of sequestration. According to Defense Secretary Panetta in a recently released memo "the president has used his legal authority to exempt military personnel funding from < sequestration, but we have no legal authority to exempt civilian personnel funding from reductions. DoD's civilian employees < will face unpaid furloughs as soon as late April. The furloughs will effectively cut civilian pay by 20%. What DoD < did not make clear is how the sequestration will affect non-monetary benefits, like tuition assistance, MWR, and childcare services. However, today's news on < Military features an article on how it will affect school districts located near military bases. See more news on Military Pay and Sequestration.
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