The Government shutdown looms in less than 24 hours. Answers to the basic questions for all of us can be found here. For Government employees OPM has answered most questions here. It’s more complicated than you might think. When the furlough ends, Congress must approve pay for employees who were furloughed and unable to work. In the past Congress has always approved retroactive pay so we can expect that they will again. If your questions are not answered at the above site, government employees can send questions directly to OPM. The list of contacts at OPM can be found here.