How is your agency responding to Metro maintenance?

When Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced its 10-month Metro SafeTrack maintenance plan, feds throughout the D.C. area wanted to know how the federal government would handle the disruption to commutes. The March 16 shutdown of the Metrorail for emergency maintenance and the Office of Personnel Management’s response loomed large in many memories.

This time, OPM created an interagency council to help each individual agency create a plan best suited to its own circumstances. Some agencies...

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When Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced its 10-month Metro SafeTrack maintenance plan, feds throughout the D.C. area wanted to know how the federal government would handle the disruption to commutes. The March 16 shutdown of the Metrorail for emergency maintenance and the Office of Personnel Management’s response loomed large in many memories.

This time, OPM created an interagency council to help each individual agency create a plan best suited to its own circumstances. Some agencies are expanding telework, some are offering alternate work schedules, and some are exploring other options.

As the plan progresses, Federal News Radio is contacting agencies with offices located near affected Metro stations to find out what exactly their plans include, and will be updating this timeline to reflect their responses in order to provide feds with an easy to understand, comprehensive guide to the federal government’s response.

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