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Operating Status Archived Status

Washington, DC, Area

Applies to: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Status: Open with option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework

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

We urge federal employees to exercise extreme caution and to be alert to changing weather and road conditions in their area. OPM will continue to monitor conditions closely and will update the operating status as needed and appropriate. Please follow your local news and www.Opm.gov/status/ closely for updates.

Non-emergency employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. Eligible employees may-

  • Use annual leave, earned compensatory time off, earned credit hours, or leave without pay; or
  • As permitted by their agency's policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements, telework from home on a non-telework day, if the employee has a telework agreement in place that is approved for unscheduled telework.

Employees scheduled to telework on the day of the announcement are expected to begin telework on time or request unscheduled leave.

Non-emergency employees may request supervisory approval to change their AWS day off or rearrange their work hours under a flexible work schedule.

Non-emergency employees may request sick leave if they meet the qualifying conditions under law, OPM regulations, and follow their agency's policies and procedures.

Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

(Posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM)

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