OPM Says Government is Open on June 12

OPM said it’s business as usual in Washington despite the Capitals parade, but that agencies are encouraged to give federal employees administrative leave.

Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon said in a memo released today that the federal government will be open on June 12 despite the victory parade for the Washington Capitals.

A parade in honor of the NHL team winning the Stanley Cup is being held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 12. Estimates are that as many as over 100,000 people may attend the event.

But for federal employees in the Washington, DC area who were hoping to get the day off, it won’t be happening says OPM. However, the White House is encouraging federal agencies to to give DC area federal workers 2 hours of administrative leave between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM to attend the parade.

OPM also is warning federal employees who work downtown to be prepared for delays given the likelihood of a massive influx of people and traffic and should allow extra time for their commutes.

OPM added that agencies may authorize telework at their discretion to help cut down on adding to the traffic congestion.

A copy of the memo is included below.

OPM Memo – Capitals Parade by FedSmith Inc. on Scribd

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