DoJ finds $130M savings in streamlining

Wednesday - 10/5/2011, 3:58pm EDT

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

The Department of Justice says it has found more than $130 million in cost savings through efficiency and streamlining efforts, according to an agency release.

Among the cost-cutting initiatives are:

  • Agency-wide temporary hiring freeze since January 2011.
  • Reduction in conference spending by $14 million (in first three quarters of 2011 compared with same period of time last year).
  • Limit travel and training spending to needs that are essential.

"These cost-saving and efficiency measures have assisted us in utilizing our limited resources in the most effective way possible. We will continue to identify additional areas where we can achieve savings and efficiencies to streamline our operations," said Attorney General Eric Holder in the release.

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