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UPDATED OCT. 21, AT 10:30 A.M. WITH NEW EMAIL AND FACEBOOK RESPONSES.
Some furloughed feds breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing news from the Office of Personnel Management that the federal government would reopen Thursday.
The House and Senate had agreed on a deal late Wednesday night to reopen the government after a 16- day shutdown, and President Barack Obama signed the bill into law early Thursday.
The news raised some critical questions for federal employees. With agency websites down and no update from OPM until early Thursday, feds asked if they were supposed to work or not.
“So do we go in? My server is blocked so no use getting in if they haven’t reset the email and data servers!” Julie Kenkel Yates commented on a Federal News Radio Facebook post.
Others are still cynical, pointing out that the measure only temporarily funds agencies.
“Only till Jan. Our government really does not have its act together….maybe they all need to go back to school,” Randy Horton commented.
“So since this is a short term deal, this means we are going to be furloughed again come January 15th?” Mirena Heigh commented on Facebook.
“Snd then a replay of the whole drama in Jan/Feb and on and on till they someday start doing budgets instead of continuing resolutions,” P Scott Schlitte commented.
During the shutdown, Federal News Radio invited federal employees to share their thoughts.
Now that it’s over, we still want to hear from you.
Below you will find reader responses with comments from Facebook in gray, Twitter in red, email in blue and story comments in black. We will be updating this page daily.
You can also call Federal News Radio’s Comment Line at (202) 274-4806, to leave an audio response. These messages may be used on the radio as part of Federal News Radio’s continuing shutdown coverage.
And now, here are your comments:
Applies to: October 17, 2013
Open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.
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