Washington-Area Federal Offices Are Closed Monday

The Washington area has experienced more snow than usual this winter. The Washington area has experienced more snow than usual this winter. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The Office of Personnel Management announced Sunday evening that federal offices in the Washington area will be closed on Monday because of a major winter storm expected to hit the region.

Emergency and telework employees are expected to work.

Monday marks the fourth closure of D.C.-area federal offices during the 2013-2014 winter, more than the previous three winters combined. The metropolitan region is bracing for snow, sleet and icy conditions Sunday night through Monday with possible accumulation of 5 to 8 inches.

Here is the full announcement from OPM:

FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:

  • required to telework,
  • on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
  • on leave without pay, or
  • on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the effective day of the announcement or who are required to perform telework on a day when Federal offices are closed must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

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