DC metro area snowstorm

Agencies not a part of shutdown close Jan. 14 due to weather

The Office of Personnel Management announced over the weekend that it will close federal agencies in the Washington, D.C.- metro area not included in the partial government shutdown do to a snow storm.

“This announcement does not apply to furloughed employees impacted by the lapse in appropriations, as they are already in a non-work status,” the OPM website states.

The agency also said that the weather and safety leave will not be granted to emergency employees who are required to report for duty; teleworkers; those on work travel; employees on preapproved leave; and those on an Alternative Work Schedule day off.

Specifically for telework employees, OPM said they” must account for their entire workday.”

Reader comments

Mon, Jan 14, 2019 Me Here

Hmmm, I thought only essential workers were excluded from the furlough. So does that mean emergency workers are “super essential” workers?

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Great...now my retirement processing already at 6 months and counting is going to be even more delayed...arrggg!!

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Most of you worker are over paid. even the ones shut down effects.

Mon, Jan 14, 2019 Maryland

“Must account for the entire workday” as if we are the ones causing the problem and trying to steal time. Very poor choice of words and very uninspiring to a workforce with already low morale and currently not being paid.

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

This is not 100% accurate. If you telework you must still work.

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