Fiji's public service commission says layoffs are possible as part of its plan to reduce the public sector's size.
The interim government is planning to shrink that sector by ten percent to save money, and has announced 1300 job cuts next year.
The commission says it has cut 800 jobs this year without laying off anyone.
Its chairperson, Rishi Ram, says it plans to do the same next year, but it may need to take more drastic measures.
"About 800 are substantively vacant and they have been frozen. A couple of our departments are being privatised. It's most likely that quite a few of the staff are going to be transferred. We haven't had any serious look at redundancies as yet, but if it comes to that then we'll consider that option."
Rishi Ram says the cuts will save the government about 11 million US dollars, which will go towards infrastructure and other development.