Justice Department Faces Budget Cuts, Hiring Freeze

By Tom Shoop

January 27, 2011

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President Obama promised in his State of the Union address Tuesday to freeze non-defense, non-security spending for the next five years.That means some agencies that have enjoyed budget increases in recent years could be facing a very different situation.

The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Justice Department could see a series of cuts. According to Office of Management and Budget documents, these include:

Last week, according to ABC News, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo announcing a hiring freeze for the entire Justice Department. The move, he said, was aimed at reducing the possibility of "more severe measures such as staff furloughs."


By Tom Shoop

January 27, 2011

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2011/01/justice-department-faces-budget-cuts-hiring-freeze/40368/