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Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
TUSKEGEE, AL - Sequestration requires the National Park Service to take a five percent - $153.5 million - reduction in the funds expected and it must happen in the remaining seven month of this fiscal year. As of the March 1st sequester deadline, NPS implementation has begun.
To reach the required planning level, our parks' spending reductions include the delay of permanent hiring, suspension of non-essential travel, training and overtime, reduction of acquisitions of supplies and equipment, deferral of non-essential contracts; and elimination of seasonal and temporary positions.
Due to the sequestration plan, visitor impacts include reduced hours of operation. Effective March 10, 2013, Tuskegee Institute NHS, Tuskegee Airmen NHS and Selma to Montgomery NHT will be closed on Sundays until further notice.
The National Park Service is proud to have been entrusted with the stewardship of America's most treasured places and thank you for your support and patience as we continue to deliver services to the American Public. For more information, visit the park websites at www.nps.gov/tuin, www.nps.gov/tuai and www.nps.gov/semo .
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.