Federal agencies open Monday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Monday - 1/26/2015, 3:53am EST

By Jory Heckman
Federal News Radio

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Monday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Tuesday for most of the D.C. area.

The Baltimore Executive Board says agencies under its jurisdiction are open today with the option for unscheduled leave and telework.

(The information below is copied directly from the Office of Personnel Management's website.)

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 (as consistent with law), nonemergency 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 alternative work schedule (AWS) 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 (as consistent with law).

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

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