I keep seeing people refer to this news report or that, statements by public official X or Y, interviews with “experts,” etc. Especially as I read blog posts here on GovLoop.
I recommend going straight to the source: OPM. They’ve put out a lengthy Q&A about furloughs that they keep updating. Be sure to read the main guidance and also the addenda.
Do yourself a favor and read it. Do others a favor and mention it every time someone says “I heard from X that …”
Now, I have to admit I don’t know whether OPM governs what happens in the military.