The American Samoa governor is considering a cut in the working hours of government employees because of a lack of money.
Governor Lolo Moliga says the government is experiencing a financial downturn due to a number of factors.
Among them, he says, are the politics in Washington which has led to a delay in the release of federal funds.
Lolo says such cuts would be the last and worst scenario and would apply from May.
He has pointed out that a reduction in hours is not a new thing, it has happened with every other administration.