OPM: D.C. feds can take unscheduled leave, telework Tuesday

Monday - 11/25/2013, 9:48pm EST

Federal News Radio staff

With the Washington, D.C., area bracing for potential winter weather, federal workers in the region will be able to take unscheduled leave or telework Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced late Monday.

D.C. federal agencies will remain open Tuesday.

OPM's website states:

Non-Emergency Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). In accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees have the option 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).
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.