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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced federal offices will open at Noon on Monday, due to freezing rain in the forecast.
"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," OPM said in a news release.
Here's the letter OPM sent to it's employees:
Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) up until the time when Federal offices open. In accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees may notify their supervisor of their intent to use:
(1) earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;
(2) leave without pay;
(3) their flexible work schedule day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or
(4) unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). (Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday.)
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.
Pre-approved Leave. Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire workday.
Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.