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Did OPM flub Monday's delayed arrival announcement?

OPM announced federal offices would be open Monday on a "delayed arrival" schedule. It was the first time the agency has used the classification since it revamped its closure policies last year. But it didn't go off without a hitch - OPM updated the operating status language twice and some federal employees said they were confused by OPM's communication.

Tags: OPM , NTEU , AFGE , John Berry , Jack Moore , Thomas Richards

Monday - 01/28/2013, 04:00pm EST

A weather tale of two cities

To the vast majority of feds who work beyond the Beltway, the people at headquarters (that would be Washington, D.C.) are a bunch of out-of-touch wimps. Especially when it snows, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So are they right, or missing the point?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , OPM ,

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:00pm EST

Delayed arrival in effect for federal employees

Due to expected inclement weather in the Washington, D.C., area Monday morning, the Office of Personnel Management announced a delayed arrival schedule for federal employees. According to OPM Director John Berry, federal employees are being asked to stay off the roads until 10 a.m. Their offices will be open for them when they arrive. Feds can also take unscheduled leave and unscheduled telework.

Tags: telework , Workforce , OPM

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 11:57pm EST

DC federal offices open Friday with unscheduled leave, telework in effect

For the second day in a row, federal offices in the D.C. area will be open with unscheduled leave and telework available for eligible employees.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 11:47pm EST

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

Federal workers in the Washington D.C. region can take unscheduled leave or telework Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management announced. A Winter Storm Watch will remain in effect for the D.C. region through much of the day Thursday.

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Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:07pm EST

OPM updates language announcing office closings

The Office of Personnel Management is changing how it refers to the operating status of the government. Now when federal offices are closed due to weather or other emergencies, OPM will use the terminology, "Federal offices are closed. Federal employees required to work should follow their agency's policies."

Tags: OPM , Workforce , CHCO Council , Jason Miller , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 12:40pm EST
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Federal agencies open, operating under normal conditions Thursday

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area are open Thursday and operating under normal procedures, the Office of Personnel Management announced.

Tags: OPM , Sandy

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 05:07pm EDT

Baltimore federal offices reopen Wednesday

The Federal Executive Board in Baltimore has recommended that federal agencies in Baltimore reopen Wednesday -- with unscheduled leave and telework options in place. There's no word yet from the Office of Personnel Management on the operating status of federal buildings in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday.

Tags: Sandy , Richard Howell , Baltimore FEB , Jack Moore , Workforce

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Federal agencies in D.C. reopen Wednesday

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area reopened Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework options available to employees, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Before OPM made the announcement, several agencies contacted by Federal News Radio detailed only minor impacts from the storm and said they would be ready to open if OPM made that decision.

Tags: Workforce , OPM , Sandy , NASA , DHS

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 04:34pm EDT

Federal government offices closed Tuesday after 'storm of a lifetime'

D.C.-area federal government offices are closed for the second consecutive day due to superstorm Sandy. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio before the storm hit, OPM Director John Berry called Sandy a "significant life-threatening event." He urged feds to stay inside and stay "hunkered down." There is no word yet on the federal government's operating status on Wednesday.

Tags: OPM , Workforce , Hurricane Sandy ,

Monday - 10/29/2012, 03:00pm EDT
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