Almost 400 state employees to be furloughed if no agreement reached

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 400 state employees will be furloughed starting next week if an agreement can’t be reached to reopen the government.

The Department of Rehabilitation Services submitted a plan to furlough 277 workers.

Those cuts impact employees in the Social Security Disability Determination Division and will go into effect Friday.

About 111 employees will also be furloughed from the Oklahoma Military Department.

Most of them are civilians who perform a variety of roles to support the Oklahoma National Guard.

Payment for all of these state workers comes from federal funding.

Other agencies have indicated furloughs may be necessary if the shutdown drags on.

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