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Budget Control Act of 2011

Fort Meade agencies draw up details of civilian furloughs

Jataun Shelton has worked at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center Hospital for four years as a certified pharmaceutical technician. Single, she uses part of her salary to help support her mother and grandmother in Missouri. "It's not the traditional family, but I love them and help out where I can," she said. The civilian Army employee has been preparing for furlough days mandated this spring by automatic budget cuts. "It's a 20 percent cut in pay (for a week)," she said. "It will hurt, but you have to be ready for it." Shelton is one of 450 civilians at the Fort George G. Meade medical facility who could lose 11 days of pay over the next few months,...