With shutdown over, federal employees should be ready for work

Posted by Lesley Clark on October 16, 2013 

US NEWS FEDBUDGET-SHUTDOWN 33 ABA

President Barack Obama makes a statement following the Senate's vote on the debt ceiling and reopening the government on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

MARTIN H. SIMON — MCT

President Barack Obama planned to sign into law a bill ending the 16-day government shutdown, meaning federal employees furloughed for more than two weeks could start returning to work as early as Thursday

"The President plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. "Employees should be checking the news and OPM's website for further updates."

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