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Who designates an employee as an emergency employee?

The head of an agency or his or her designee generally should identify emergency personnel at least annually and notify them in writing that they are designated as emergency employees.  The term emergency employee is used to designate those employees who must report for work in emergency situations.  The notice should include the requirement that emergency employees report for, or remain at work in emergency situations and an explanation that dismissal or closure announcements do not apply to them unless they are instructed otherwise.  Because of the unique circumstances of this emergency situation, an agency may have designated additional employees as emergency employees who were also required to report for or remain at work. 

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