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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 31, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Dorsey
Tel: 202-606-2402

Federal Agencies Under Unscheduled Leave/Telework for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Telework-ready employees and managers are encouraged to discuss options

Washington, DC - A storm system approaching the National Capital Region later this evening is not expected to affect evening commutes, but will continue through Wednesday. Conditions will be highly variable and may include ice, sleet, and freezing rain. To protect the safety of Federal workers and our community, maintain continuity of operations and assist employees in planning accordingly, we are announcing for Tuesday, February 1 the option for unscheduled leave/telework.

Now is the time for managers and employees to discuss the possibility of working from home on Tuesday. Uncertain weather conditions could extend through Wednesday. OPM will update the operating status as needed and appropriate. This may include a delayed arrival on Tuesday morning. OPM will continue to monitor conditions closely and will make that decision as soon as possible. Please follow your local news and www.opm.gov/status closely for updates.

"The safety of Federal employees and our community is our top priority," said OPM Director John Berry. "This early announcement gives employees and managers the flexibility to stay safe and keep our government working."

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Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.


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