Thomson ReutersFebruary 19, 2013 16:15
* Up to 800,000 civilian workers face 22 days unpaid leave
* Notification to Congress required 45 days in advance
* Prompted by budget cuts, move would save $5 billion
By David Alexander
WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Pentagon is expected to notify Congress this week that it plans to put some 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for up to 22 days in the coming months if a new $46 billion budget cut goes into effect on March 1, a defense official said on Tuesday.