Federal employees in the D.C. area are able to return to their offices on Wednesday after snow forced their closure for two days.
Snow days ain’t what they used to be. Now that tens of thousands of federal employees have the capability to telework, the calculus for when to close federal offices has changed. Regardless, it’s not a simple decision.
Under new dismissal and closure procedures issued by the Office of Personnel Management today, federal employees who are on pre-approved paid leave during a government closure will no longer be given an excused absence.