Justice Department says no need to furlough employees – Yahoo! News
So, the FAA has to furlough air traffic controllers due to the sequester, causing huge delays… it just has too, there’s no other way… Yet, Eric Holder’s Justice Department finds a way around the sequester. Isn’t proper air traffic management a safety priority?
WASHINGTON Reuters – The Justice Department will not have to furlough any employees this fiscal year because of the automatic budget cuts that went into effect in March, Attorney General Eric Holder told employees in a memo on Wednesday.Hiring freezes and other cost-cutting measures will allow the Justice Department to keep its prosecutors, and agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, on the job.That is in contrast with other parts of the government such as the Federal Aviation Administration, which is having to force thousands of air traffic controllers to take unpaid days off.”This action means that thousands of critical FBI and ATF agents, Deputy U.S. Marshals, prosecutors and other department employees will remain on the job protecting national security, fighting violent crime and enforcing our laws,” Holder said.
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