Federal Offices in DC Closed Again on Tuesday

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By on January 25, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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The Office of Personnel Management announced that the government will be closed again in Washington, DC on Tuesday, January 26 as cleanup and recovery from the blizzard continues.

The House of Representatives recently announced that it would be out of session all week, and the Senate will not reconvene until Wednesday.

Details of OPM’s announcement follow below.

Applies to: Tuesday, January 26, 2016


FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.

Non-emergency employees 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 pre-approved leave (including 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 (as consistent with law).

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

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