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Federal agencies in Washington, DC will be open on Thursday, January 28, however, a 3 hour delayed arrival will be in effect.
Federal offices in the Washington, DC area will be open Friday morning but are closing at noon in preparation for the blizzard that is forecast to hit the east coast. The Office of Personnel Management has issued dismissal procedures for DC area federal workers.
The Office of Personnel Management said in a statement that since the two data breaches that hit its computer systems were announced, 2.4 million people have enrolled so far in the identity theft monitoring services the government is offering to impacted individuals.
The Office of Personnel Management recently issued guidance on the use of recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives for 2016.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald this week demanding information on why two disciplinary cases against senior executives at the VA have gone unresolved for a year and a half.