operating status

  • Washington’s secret (until now) shutdown squad

    Who are the decision makers in Washington, D.C.? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s not who you think.

  • OPM updates closure procedures; no excused absences for pre-approved paid leave

    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.

  • Federal offices open Tuesday with delayed arrival

    Federal offices in the D.C. region will open with a two-hour delayed arrival Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Federal workers will have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. Workers are expected to arrive at work no later than two hours after they are normally expected to.

  • Feds thank OPM for early call on government closure

    Federal employees thanked the Office of Personnel Management for its early announcement that federal agencies in D.C. would be closed Monday. The comments come in stark contrast to complaints about OPM calling closures or delays too late.

  • Federal agencies in DC open; option for unscheduled leave, telework

    Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., are open Wednesday. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

  • Federal agencies in DC area open Friday under 2-hour delayed arrival

    Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., region are open Friday, February 14, with a two-hour delayed arrival in effect. Employees also have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

  • Facebook commenters blast Archuleta over operating status

    Facebook users were quick to criticize the Office of Personnel Management’s decision to operate federal agencies on a two-hour delay Wednesday.

  • Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

    Due to wintry weather conditions in the D.C. region, federal agencies will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, under a two-hour delayed arrival. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. The Office of Personnel Management says employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive.

  • D.C. federal offices closed Tuesday

    Federal offices in D.C. closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow agency policies.

  • OPM: D.C. feds can take unscheduled leave, telework Tuesday

    With the Washington, D.C., area bracing for potential winter weather, federal workers in the region will be able to take unscheduled leave or telework Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced late Monday. D.C. federal agencies will remain open Tuesday.