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Website for furloughed workers

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More than 300,000 federal workers furloughed during the shutdown will soon be back on the job.

Congress approved a bill authorizing back pay for the 16 days they were off the job.

Officials say most employees don't have government issued smart phones to get an alert.

They also won't get a call from their employer on their personal phones telling them to go to work.

The Office of Personnel Management says a special website set up for furloughed workers will be sufficient.

This government website alerts federal employees to what's happening with the shutdown.

It says the current status of the federal government is open and that employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day

That is Thursday for most.

Click here to view the website.

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