GSA: No, you can’t sleep at work
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Nov 04, 2019
The General Services Administration is posting a proposed rule to make what you probably thought was the rule, anyway: No sleeping is allowed in your federal workspace.
The GSA’s rule is published under the title, Federal Management Regulation; Sleeping in Federal Buildings, on the Federal Register website—and will be available for comment there.
“This bulletin reaffirms that sleeping in buildings under the jurisdiction, custody or control of GSA, including those buildings delegated to other Federal agencies by the Administrator of General Services, is prohibited, except when expressly authorized by an agency official,” the rule states. “Sleeping may be authorized if the person is directed by a supervisor to remain
in the building to conduct official government business and it is necessary for the person to sleep on the premises or, in the case of an emergency where there is imminent danger to human life or property, where persons are directed to shelter-in place.”
The GSA has noted that the new regulation should clear up any confusion, as current law and regulations were not as explicit in banning the practice—and some employees may have engaged in it under some false impression that it was permissible.