Justice warns that 100,000 furloughs are possible

Automatic budget cuts could lead to furloughs for more than 100,000 Justice Department employees, a department spokeswoman told the Federal Times.

The furloughs, which would include FBI agents, trial attorneys and others, would last roughly five weeks, if the sequestration cuts take effect next January, according to the Times article.

Those budget cuts would cost the Justice Department about $2.1 billion in fiscal 2013 and the furloughs would affect nearly 90 percent of Justice's employees.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Image: Shutterstock

    COVID, black swans and gray rhinos

    Steven Kelman suggests we should spend more time planning for the known risks on the horizon.

  • IT Modernization
    businessman dragging old computer monitor (Ollyy/Shutterstock.com)

    Pro-bono technologists look to help cash-strapped states struggling with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help.

Stay Connected