Government shutdown ends: When should federal workers return to work?

With the government shutdown on the brink of ending late Wednesday night, one question remains: When are federal workers on furlough expected to return to work?

The answer is Thursday morning.

The Director of Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burell wrote that with the House and Senate passing a bill to end the shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, the president is due to sign the bill into law officially ending the 16-day government shutdown very soon.

That means federal workers should expect to return to work Thursday morning.

"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," writes Burell, according to the Washington Post.

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