Back to work ... ?

The National Journal's Matt Berman is reporting:

"The director of the Office of Management and Budget has issued a statement letting furloughed employees know it's time to get back to work. Tomorrow.
"'Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the President plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning. Employees should be checking the news and OPM's website for further updates.'"

The trouble is, OMB and OPM websites are still down as of this writing (10/16, 11:10 pm). The EPA phone lines and website still indicate a shutdown, as does the White House site and social media sites. Employees' best best is to plan for the likelihood of working tomorrow, and to check 1-888-EPA-TALK first thing in the morning.

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