New York military officials say about 1,750 state National Guard technicians have started furloughs of one day a week without pay because of federal cost-cutting.
The Division of Naval and Military Affairs says the workers are civilian Department of Defense employees. The furloughs started Monday and will run through the end of September.
That's expected to save about $4.5 million under the cuts ordered by Congress.
The National Guard says it expects furloughs for 57,500 federal technicians and federal employees nationally.