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If federal spending is slashed by 5% across-the-board March 1, HUD is preparing to reduce its administration capacity by 20% to meet the demand. According to some sources, HUD department's executives are scouring contracts, grants and other forms of spending to determine what will be cut or eliminated. "In many cases, this could mean making cuts to vital programs, or curtailing spending on contracts.” "We will also take steps, wherever possible, to cut operational or administrative costs in areas such as travel, training, facilities, and supplies."
Sources also indicate the department is mulling temporary furloughs or other actions for certain employees, noting that affected employees would be given at least 30 days notice. But HUD sources indicate that the department likely would settle on placing all 9,000 employees on four-day workweeks, giving up one day's pay per week. The shortened workweek, under consideration at other Cabinet departments as well, would avert a confrontation with employee unions.