On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Federal agencies in the Washington area will delay opening until noon on Monday, the Office of Personnel Management announced Sunday evening.
With freezing rain predicted to hit the nation's capital during the morning rush hour, OPM encouraged federal employees to stay off the roads. Employees also are allowed to take unscheduled leave or telework for the day.
Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN under a DELAYED ARRIVAL. Employees should remain OFF THE ROADS until 10:00 am. FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area will OPEN at 12:00 noon. Employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.
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