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Operating Status Archived Status

Washington, DC Area

Applies to: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Status: Open - Delayed Arrival - Employees Must Report to Their Office No Later Than 10:00 am - with Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework.

Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under a DELAYED ARRIVAL where employees must REPORT TO THEIR OFFICE NO LATER THAN 10:00 am and have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

NATIONWIDE STATUS: OPEN, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BEGIN A PHASED TRANSITION TO NORMAL OPERATIONS IN LINE WITH THE NATIONAL GUIDELINES TO OPEN UP AMERICA AGAIN. AGENCIES WILL MAKE OPERATING DECISIONS BASED ON STATE OR LOCALITY OF DUTY STATIONS AND OTHER FACTORS. EMPLOYEES SHOULD CONTACT THEIR SUPERVISOR WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING AGENCY- OR OFFICE-SPECIFIC OPERATING STATUS.

Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted weather and safety leave for the hours between the employee's typical arrival time and the reporting time specified in the announcement, except that such leave is reduced if the employee arrives at work before the announced reporting time. In accordance with their agency's policies and procedures (including required notification of the employee's supervisor) and subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law), non-emergency employees have the option to use:

  1. earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;
  2. leave without pay;
  3. their flexible work schedule day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or
  4. unscheduled telework.

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

Telework Employees (i.e., employees who are participating in a telework program, including those who perform telework regularly and those who telework on an ad hoc basis) who choose not to report to the regular office must be prepared to telework, take unscheduled leave or other paid time off, or a combination-thereby accounting for the entire workday. In general, weather and safety leave is not available to telework employees who do not report to the regular office. Treatment of telework employees is subject to applicable law, regulations, agency policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law).

Leave. In general, an employee on preapproved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off (e.g., compensatory time off, credit hours)-including an employee who requested unscheduled leave or other paid time off-should be charged leave or other paid time off and not receive weather and safety leave.

(Posted on December 16, 2020 at 8:55 PM)

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