furlough furlough  /ˈfɜr loʊ/


  1. (n) a temporary leave of absence from military duty
  2. (v) dismiss, usually for economic reasons
  3. (v) grant a leave to


  1. The move is different from a furlough in that salaries were not cut; nor was the total amount of time employees work.
  2. Dukakis pointed out that he had actually ended the furlough program, but his protest was late and languid.
  3. If the Republican assault on Dukakis' furlough policy had stopped with making these valid points, Democrats and blacks would have no just cause for complaint.


  1. Wyo. Military Dept. finalizes furlough order

    More than 400 Wyoming Military Department employees will be required to take off 11 days without pay this summer because of federal budget cuts. Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's adjutant general, said he recently sent out furlough notices to 404 civilian workers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang

  2. Malmstrom AFB to furlough 525 civilian workers

    Malmstrom Air Force Base officials are handing out notices of furloughs to its civilian employees.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. Wyoming Military Dept. Finalizes Furlough Numbers

    Furlough numbers for the Wyoming Military Department have been finalized and the news is good.  The department was originally expecting a total of 22 furlough days, but that number has been cut in half
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne


  1. "I sincerely hope that this will be a one-day furlough, and I have reason for optimism," Rendell said at a news conference Sunday night, though he declined to be more specific.
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Ed Rendell Source: ABC News

  2. "A furlough program would be the fairest and least intrusive way to meet these fiscal challenges in the first quarter," Dubow, who had a salary of $1.2 million in 2007, said in the memo. "We sincerely hope this minimizes the need for any...
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Craig Dubow Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The fact of the matter is in the end, I have the authority as the governor to if they don't go along with the furlough to lay off the amount of people necessary so we have a savings of $1.4 billion dollars," added Schwarzenegger.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: News10.net

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