- December 14, 2012
Details are scarce on how the across-the-board budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2, 2013, would affect jobs at specific agencies. But some indications are trickling in. We have compiled a list of possible implications, should Congress and President Obama fail to reach a deficit reduction agreement in time to avoid the sequester. Some of the predictions are based on information from agencies, others are from outside groups analyzing the situation. We will update the list as more information becomes available. Please use the comment section below to let us know if you have additional information about your agency.
Federal courts: 20,000 employees could be furloughed for 16 days.
NASA: 20,500 contractors could lose their jobs.
Veterans Affairs Department: Mostly exempt from sequestration.
Kedar Pavgi completed the research for this report.