Tobyhanna Army Depot outlines cuts

Published: 7:19 PM EST Mar 05, 2013   Updated: 7:34 AM EST Mar 06, 2013
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TOBYHANNA, Pa. -

Monroe County's Tobyhanna Army Depot is talking about the consequences of the sequester; the mandatory federal spending cuts.

Tobyhanna faces a $309 million reduction of its $873 million budget.

That's roughly 35 percent.

Officials say they'll have to furlough civilian employees for 22 non-consecutive days, without pay, from late April through September.

Tobyhanna employs more than 5,100 civilians.

The depot was already facing a declining workload.

Officials say 150 employees have chosen to retire early.

Tobyhanna is the military's largest electronics maintenance facility.