Scottish FA chief Ian Maxwell warns of possible redundancies due to impact of coronavirus
The ruling body has been hit hard financially by the impact of Covid-19 which brought last season to a halt in March.
The rearranged 2019/20 William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals took place at the national stadium over the weekend with no spectators and the December 20 final between Hearts and Celtic will also be played behind closed doors.
And with no prospect of supporters being allowed back in any significant numbers any time soon amid tightening restrictions across the country, Maxwell insists the SFA has to act.
In a statement, he said: "In recent months the Scottish FA has endured a significant loss of revenue due, in the main, to international and Scottish Cup matches being played behind closed doors.
"Our projected budget for 2021 highlights a projected shortfall in the region of £4.5million that needs to be addressed.
"We have successfully secured a £5m loan, the maximum available, via the UK Government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and while this loan has helped absorb the losses sustained, none the less a loan is by definition repayable.
"Over several months the Scottish FA main board and senior management team have developed a new strategic plan for the governing body to lead the national game over the next decade.
"One of the key outcomes of the process is an acknowledgement that the Scottish FA must operate more efficiently and economically in order to fulfil its broad duties to the game from grassroots to Scotland's national teams.
"We have announced to our staff that we are considering restructuring across the organisation which could lead to redundancies in order to future-proof the national association for the challenges ahead on and off the field.
"While this is hugely regrettable, it is the only way to safeguard the founding principle of the Scottish FA to protect our national game.
"We understand how difficult a situation this will be for our staff and we endeavour to undertake this process with due consideration and empathy throughout this unsettling time."