Federal agencies open Tuesday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Snowman in Northwest Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jory Heckman)

By Jory Heckman
Federal News Radio

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Tuesday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the D.C. area from noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

(The information below is copied directly from the Office of Personnel Management’s website.)

Non-Emergency Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). In accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law), nonemergency 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 (as consistent with law).

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

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