DC Federal Offices Closed Again Tuesday

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that federal offices will be closed again on Tuesday, October30th, in the Washington DC area.

As hurricane Sandy continues to move through the northeast, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that federal offices will be closed on again on Tuesday, October 30th, in the Washington DC area.

According to OPM, here is how various categories of employees will be treated for pay purposes on the day that federal offices will be closed:

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:

  • required to telework,
  • on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
  • on leave without pay, or
  • on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the day of the announcement or who are required to perform unscheduled telework on a day when Federal offices are closed to the public must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agencies’ policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.


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