Winter Storm hits D.C.


Story Number: NNS131210-06Release Date: 12/10/2013 7:40:00 AM
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From Defense Media Activity, Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Snow is falling and travel becomes treacherous. Office of Personnel Management has declared all Federal Offices closed today in the Washington, D.C. area. Employees encouraged to travel cautiously if travel is necessary.

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:
*required to telework,
*on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
*on leave without pay, or
*on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the effective day of the announcement or who are required to perform telework on a day when Federal offices are closed must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

For more information about Federal Government Closures:
www.opm.gov

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