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4 Federal Agencies Closed to the Public Friday

EmptyOfficeFEMAFour federal agencies will not be open to the public Friday as nearly 5 percent of the total federal workforce will be on furlough due to sequestration, Federal News Radio reports.

Jason Miller writes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget will not offer services to citizens or to other agencies except for emergency personnel.

The departments of Interior and Labor also will furlough some employees Friday, according to the report.

A HUD senior official told the station the Federal Housing Administration’s Resource Center and National Servicing Center, as well as the HOPE hotline will still be available.

In total, nearly 115,000 employees will stay home from work Friday, Miller reports.

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