Fed agencies in DC open Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework in effect

Federal agency offices in the Washington, D.C., area are open Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

However, employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

The following information has been taken directly from OPM’s website.

Non-emergency employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, if telework-ready.

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In accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees have the option to use:

  1. Earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;
  2. Leave without pay;
  3. Their alternative work schedule (AWS) day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or
  4. Unscheduled telework (if telework-ready).

Telework-ready employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisor of their intention to perform unscheduled telework must be prepared to telework for the entire workday, or take unscheduled leave, or a combination of both, for the entire workday in accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksites on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

Federal agencies in DC and Baltimore were closed Tuesday due to a snow storm that dropped 3-7 inches of snow in most parts of the area.

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