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The Government Accountability Office has finished its analysis of the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as the sequestration and determined that exactly one — yes, one — federal employee lost a government job.
The GAO surveyed 23 federal departments affected by the budget cuts for its 200-plus page analysis released this week. The report shows that most departments had to cancel or limit monetary awards like grant programs, many reduced employee training or travel and seven agencies reported furloughing a total of 770,000 employees for at least one day and up to as many as seven days.
But only one agency actually cut their staff: the U.S. Parole Commission.
NOT SO BAD: The much-feared federal sequestration turned out to be bad news for just one person, a federal employee in the Department of Justice who was the only one fired as a result of the cuts, according to a new GAO report.
It laid off one person.