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A furlough occurs when there is a lapse in funding. A lapse means a number of government activities stop due to a lack of appropriated funding resulting in a number of employees temporarily placed on furlough. DCPAS provides guidance to Department of Defense Components in preparation for a furlough. For specific information or assistance, employees are encouraged to contact their local human resources office.


Furlough Guidance associated with 19 January 2024 Lapse in Appropriation

Furlough Guidance as of November 2023

Historical Guidance - FY18

Historical Guidance - FY17