About 11-hundred people employed by the Iowa National Guard soon will be furloughed one day a week for 11 consecutive weeks.
It's because of the "sequester" cuts in the federal budget.
Colonel Greg Hapgood of the Iowa Guard, is one of the affected employees who will be going without pay for 11 days over those 11 weeks.
The furloughs for the Iowa Guard personnel start July 8th and will end September 30th, which is the last day of the current federal fiscal year.
The furloughs will affect less than 10 percent of the Guard's workforce. The Iowa Guard has facilities in 43 Iowa communities