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Who gets sent home if the government shuts down

The burden of a government shutdown would not fall evenly across federal agencies. Here’s the percentage of workers who would be furloughed at Cabinet-level departments, according to contingency plans that are based on projections during the 16-day shutdown in 2013.

Agencies are currently updating those plans, and the number of employees who would be sent home could go up or down, depending on the federal office.

The calculations for who stays and who goes are based on whether an employee’s salary is paid through an annual spending bill from Congress or the job involves safety, security or another operation the government considers essential.

Departments are listed by the size of their workforce. Information from the Treasury, Agriculture and Commerce departments will be added when it becomes available.

Full article by Darla Cameron and Lisa Rein, Federal Eye

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