US government employees ordered back to work

The White House budget director issued a directive to employees minutes after Obama signed legislation that ended the shutdown and raised the U.S. debt ceiling

US government employees ordered back to work

World Bulletin / News Desk

The White House moved quickly early on Thursday to get the U.S. government back up and running after a 16-day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work.

The White House budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, issued a directive to employees minutes after President Barack Obama signed legislation that ended the shutdown and raised the U.S. debt ceiling.

Her message: Get back to work on the next regularly scheduled work day, which for most workers is Thursday.

"All employees who were on furlough due to the absence of appropriations may now return to work. You should reopen offices in a prompt and orderly manner," she said.

Burwell said that in the days ahead the White House would work closely with departments and agencies to make the transition back to full operating status as smooth as possible.

Last Mod: 17 Ekim 2013, 09:39
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