The country is now in sequestration, federal spending cuts have been enacted, but the actual impacts aren’t yet known. For many, like John Mallonee the Director of Child Support in Alaska, it’s a case of wait-and-see.
Mallonee: “Just because we think it may affect some of our clients, as far as whether people may be furloughed if they have government jobs, or things of that nature.”
Mallonee said it’s important that Child Support clients get in touch with their Case Worker immediately if their working situation changes. That way, he said they might be eligible for a change in their child support payments.
Elsewhere, the sequester continues to unfold as some federal agencies, like the Department of the Interior, have instituted a hiring freeze. If the freeze continues, it will affect summer hiring for Alaska’s National Parks.