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Federal Employees Told to Return to Work Today

Federal employees are expected to return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day which, for most, is today, Thursday, October 17th.

The federal government is now open after the shutdown has ended. Congress passed the bill ending the shutdown on October 16th  and the president signed the bill shortly after midnight that raises the debt ceiling.

According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), “Employees are expected to return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.”

The law that passed provides federal workers back pay for time spent at home and gives the government of Washington, DC, which relies on Congress to approve its budget, authority to manage its own affairs through the 2014 fiscal year.

 

About the Author

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47