Federal Government Closed in DC Area on Thursday

Federal government offices will be closed in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, February 13, 2014 due to winter weather conditions.

Federal government offices are closed in the Washington, D.C. area on Thursday, February 13, 2014 due to a winter storm. The Office of Personnel Management says non-emergency employees of the federal government will be granted excused absences for Thursday.  Snow is expected to accumulate between 4-8 inches mixed with sleet.

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted an 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 effective day of the announcement or who are required to perform telework on a day when Federal offices are closed must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

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

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