October 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - If you are one of the tens of thousands of furloughed government workers, it's on you to find out when to go back to work.
The government's only guideline is that workers affected by the partial shutdown should be attuned to when the president signs legislation to reopen the government. They will be expected to be back on the job on their next scheduled work day.
It's unclear whether workers will have to report Thursday if the president acts overnight.
The Office of Personnel Management says most furloughed employees don't have government-issued smart phones to receive text messages or alerts. The government says it won't place calls to workers' home phones, either.
The personnel office says notification through its website and the media will be sufficient.