The Washington Post

The Army plans to allow only narrow exceptions to furloughs of its civilian employees and would not put them on overtime nor shift work to contractors to make up for the lost work time.

Job changes by current employees and hiring under placement programs still are allowed in some circumstances.

The Army's general freeze on civilian hiring leaves no exceptions even for wounded veterans.

The Army is allowing only limited exceptions to its hiring freeze now underway, while few current employees would escape unpaid furloughs if sequestration hits.