Duncan: Education Department employees will not face furloughs

05/11/2013 | Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education will not furlough employees to trim $2.5 billion from its budget because of sequestration cuts, according to a memo from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Beyond the obvious impact on each of you, multiple furlough days in the final months of the fiscal year could delay or prevent grants or loans; increase the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse; and make it difficult to carry out the department's mission," he wrote. Instead, the federal agency will take cuts from programs, such as Title I and special education.

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