D.C.-area federal offices closed due to weather

Dangerous weather conditions, including snow and ice has reached the nation’s capital, causing local federal employees to take heed.

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. Metro area are closed to all but emergency workers Feb. 18, 2021 due to weather. The Office of Personnel Management made the announcement on Wednesday night, via Twitter:

“02/18: Federal offices in the DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies. Visit the link for more details: https://t.co/XNpFS40aXT pic.twitter.com/t8DkDMh4Sp”— OPM (@USOPM) February 18, 2021.

The agency noted that the majority of federal employees are already working remotely during the pandemic, so not many will be directly affected by the weather conditions.

Employees “must account for the entire workday by teleworking, taking unscheduled leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off, or a combination, in accordance with law, regulations, agency policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law),” OPM’s latest operating status states.

Reader comments

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 InPhilly Philly

DC had maybe 2 inches while downtown Philly had same yet parts of Philly had 8 inches and Philly offices were open? DE had less and offices there closed, why?

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 sharris nashville

DC is closed and is it with pay? I work at VA hospital and we have to use our leave for the same bad weather going on in Washington, Dc

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