Agencies encouraged to allow D.C.-area feds to telework on parade day

Federal agencies in the Washington D.C.-area are encouraged to allow workers to telework on June 12 as thousands of hockey fans pack the streets for a parade celebrating the team’s championship win.

“It is estimated that several hundred thousand people may celebrate this event,” the Office of Personnel memo states. “To honor the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory, the White House is encouraging federal agencies to grant employees in the Washington, D.C., area two hours of administrative leave between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the parade.”

In addition, road closures will affect traffic and cause commuting issues.

“To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies may authorize telework or other workplace flexibilities at their discretion,” the memo states.

OPM also is encouraging feds to monitor the news for any updates and announcements on street closures for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and disruptions to public transportation.

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