The Office of Personnel Management has decided to open federal government offices in the Washington, D.C. area on a three-hour delay on Tuesday with the option for unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave for non-emergency federal employees.
For non-emergency federal workers headed to their offices, OPM said on its website that they “should plan to arrive for work no more than three hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”
The agency added that emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies. OPM has directed emergency and telework-ready employees to follow their agency’s policies.
Metro is keeping the rail system open during regular hours Tuesday, but will run on a Saturday schedule, meaning fewer subway trains will be running during the snow storm. The bus system is running under a severe snow plan until 7 a.m., meaning many bus routes are canceled and others are running with detours.
OPM tweeted out its plan to hold a call with the Metropolitan Council of Governments at 3 a.m. on Tuesday and made a decision no later than 4 a.m. OPM said in the tweet that there was too much uncertainty with the rain/snow line and accumulation to make a call by Monday evening.