Most Read: Politics

Read In

Now Viewing: People from around the country looking at Post Politics section

See what's being read across the country ›

Social Surface: Politics

Federal Eye
Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Federal offices open Thursday; unscheduled telework and leave allowed

Davidson

Federal offices are open Thursday, but because of continuing difficulties following Friday’s storm, federal workers in the Washington, D.C. area may use unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave, according to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Non-emergency employees using unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework must notify their supervisors. Emergency employees must report to work as scheduled, unless they have been directed otherwise.

The full OPM announcement says:

“Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

“Non-Emergency Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). Non-emergency employees have the option to

(1) use earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;

(2) use leave without pay; or

(3) request to use their flexible work schedule day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules.

“Telework-Ready Employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisors of their intention to perform unscheduled telework must be prepared to telework for the entire workday, or take unscheduled leave, or a combination of both, for the entire workday in accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

“Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksites on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.”

federaldiary@washpost.com

Previous columns by Joe Davidson are available at wapo.st/JoeDavidson. Follow the Federal Diary on Twitter: @JoeDavidsonWP

By  |  12:02 AM ET, 07/05/2012

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company