With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs | Federal News Network

Federal News Network: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has bought itself more time as it attempts to avoid furloughs for nearly three-quarters of its workforce.

The agency told employees Friday it would delay the possibility of furloughs until the end of August.

USCIS was originally set to furlough some 13,400 employees on Aug. 3 — unless Congress came through with emergency funding. The furloughs were expected to last anywhere between 30-to-90 days, though the agency acknowledged they could last longer.

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