Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

Tuesday - 1/21/2014, 10:03pm EST

(This story was updated on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:50 a.m. to include details about Federal Executive Board agencies in Baltimore.)

Federal agencies in the D.C. region will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, with a two-hour delayed arrival in effect, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

OPM said employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework.

Federal Executive Board agencies in Baltimore will open at 10 a.m. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework, but they must contact their supervisor if requesting unscheduled leave.

(The information below is copied directly from OPM.)

Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for up to 2 hours past their expected arrival time. In accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees may notify their supervisors 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 alternative work schedule (AWS) 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 or employees who requested unscheduled leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire day.

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

Visit OPM's website for full details.

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