The federal government reopened Thursday, October 17, 2013, after Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution that lets the government continue funding federal activities for Fiscal Year 2014. The Office of Management and Budget posted this message on its website:
Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, federal government operations are open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies. Agencies are strongly encouraged to use all available workplace flexibilities to ensure a smooth transition back to work for employees (e.g. telework, work schedule flexibilities, and excused absence for hardship situations).
The UT Office of Sponsored Programs reports that the National Science Foundation’s FastLane is open but OSP is holding off on submission awaiting revised deadlines from the NSF. Contact Miriam Campo or Debbie Hampstead with specific questions.