U.S. housing department plans 7-day shutdown due to sequester
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This final note today, in which the sequester makes a surprise appearance. Part of the way the executive branch is gonna cut costs, as you may have heard, is by furloughing federal employees. Forcing people to take a certain number of days off through the end of the fiscal year.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development said that’s just too hard. Here’s the key quote from the head of human resources at HUD: “The Department has over 9,000 employees. Multiplying the number of employees by seven days off would mean that there would be 63,000 scheduling decisions that would need to be made over a six-month period.”
So instead, they’re just gonna close the entire department for seven specific days between now and August 30th.
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