This message applies to all IRS employees.
The federal government is now open and IRS employees are expected to report to work no later than four hours after 8:45 a.m. ET on February 9, 2018. If the four hours are after the end of your established tour of duty, you should report to work at the beginning on your next scheduled workday.
If you are not able to return to duty on February 9, 2018, during your normal tour of duty, you must contact your manager and tell him/her when you will report to work. Once you return to work, you must get approval from your manager for any absences from your regular tour of duty.