In a new report provided to the House Budget Committee, the Government Accountability Office provides more details of just how agencies coped with the steep spending reductions.
Nearly every agency surveyed by GAO canceled or limited monetary performance awards for employees, reduced spending on both travel and training and curtailed hiring after the cuts went into effect.
A total of seven agencies furloughed employees, including the departments of Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation and Treasury. The range of furlough days ranged from one day to seven days. Just one agency — the Justice Department — laid off employees through a reduction-in-force.
The chart below shows the effects of sequestration in 2013 on Cabinet-level agencies.