Federal Offices in the D.C. Area Will Be Closed Monday Due to Winter Storm
Employees on telework status will be expected to continue working remotely.
Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed on Monday, the Office of Personnel Management announced Sunday evening, as a winter storm is expected to bring 3 to 7 inches of snow and winds up to 35 miles per hour.
Many employees in the area are still teleworking due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and they will be expected to continue working. Emergency employees will be expected to report for duty.
D.C. area non-emergency employees who had been scheduled to report to the office on Monday will receive weather and safety leave. Those who had been scheduled for vacation time or who were not planning to work on Monday due to alternative work schedules will not receive leave.
OPM issued guidance this fall on how weather and safety leave works during a pandemic. Click here for Government Executive's coverage of that guidance.
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