Federal offices in DC, Baltimore closed Thursday due to snow storm

By Jory Heckman
Federal News Radio

Federal offices in the DC area are closed Thursday, March 5, 2015, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Federal agencies in the Baltimore area are also closed Thursday, according to the Baltimore Federal Executive Board, which regulates operating status for those agencies.

Emergency workers and telework-ready employees required to work “must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements,” according to OPM.

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A winter storm warning is in effect until 7 p.m. tonight.

The following information has been copied directly from OPM’s website and applies to agencies in the DC region only.

Non-emergency employees 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 pre-approved leave (including 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 (as consistent with law).

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

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