D.C. region’s federal offices remain open despite weather

November 26, 2013
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Federal offices in the D.C. metro area will remain open on Tuesday despite a wintry storm expected to hit the region over the next two days, but agency employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or telework for the day.

The Office of Personnel Management announced the status for Washington offices early Tuesday morning on its Web site. Below is the agency’s guidance:

Non-Emergency Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). In accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees have the option to use: earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate; leave without pay; their flexible work schedule day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready).

Telework-Ready Employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisor 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.

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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