Hundreds of staff at one of Lincoln's biggest employers are at risk of redundancy.
Mouchel has just ended talks with all 600 of its workers because it faces "budgetary challenges".
The company – which provides IT, human resources, property, payroll and financial services – is not revealing how many positions must go.
Spokesman Melanie Bright said: "Mouchel has asked all of its staff in its Lincoln partnership to consider alternative working arrangements, such as reducing hours temporarily or permanently, taking unpaid leave, a career break, voluntary redundancy, or early or flexible retirement in an effort to avoid making compulsory redundancies."
She said workers' wishes were now being considered.