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The Office of Personnel Management forecast for Tuesday’s workday in federal offices is the same as Monday’s:

“Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.”

Friday’s storm in the Washington area has caused electrical and transportation problems for some residents and businesses, but the federal government will continue to operate.

The full text of the OPM announcement, released Monday afternoon 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.”

Previous columns by Joe Davidson are available at Follow the Federal Diary on Twitter: @JoeDavidsonWP

Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about federal government and workplace issues that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.


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