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

With snow blanketing the Washington, D.C., area, the Office of Personnel Management has announced federal workers in the region will be able to take unscheduled leave and telework Friday.

Tags: OPM , workforce , unscheduled leave

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 09:51pm EST

Some feds feel frozen out by OPM status

Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. region took to Twitter to vent their frustration with the Office of Personnel Management's decision to open federal offices on time Monday, even as snow blanketed the area.

Tags: OPM , snow

Monday - 03/25/2013, 02:25pm EDT

Earthquake, derecho, hurricane - fine! Snow, not so much ...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is it geography, topography, history or location that makes Washington your headquarters town such a nervous city in the winter? Or, is it the number of lawyers, government workers or tourists that make getting around town so tough, and us so cautious?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , OPM

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:00am EST

Unscheduled leave, telework in effect in D.C. region

Federal government offices in the D.C. region remain open today but unscheduled leave and unscheduled telework are in effect due to light snow in the forecast.

Tags: OPM , snow , telework

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 12:38pm EST

DC-area officials cheer federal 'shelter-in-place' snow strategy

Capital region officials cheered the Office of Personnel Management's "shelter-in-place" option for snow emergencies. Having people stay at the office during sudden or extreme snowstorms would lessen gridlock, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. They also urged area workers to know their children's school emergency policies and have backup childcare arrangements in place.

Tags: DHS , Senate , congress , Daniel Akaka , Mark Pryor , workforce , emergencies , disaster preparedness , National Capital Region , OPM , Terrie Suit , Dean Hunter , Steward Beckham , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:05pm EST
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OPM makes call on snow closings

The federal government will be open Friday under the unscheduled leave policy. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what's been done in the past and the Daily Debrief gets analysis from ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill about what to expect in terms of inches.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , management , Mike Causey , snow , OPM , snow closings , Doug Hill , ABC 7 , WTOP , Dorothy Ramienski , Bob Marbourg , traffic ,

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 08:00pm EST
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In snow, what's easiest commute for feds?

WTOP's Mark Segraves sat down with Metro's new General Manager Richard Sarles, who explained how the federal government and D.C. Metro coordinate to make the easiest commutes.

Tags: Mark Segraves , Richard Sarles , WTOP , commute , snow , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 02:15pm EST
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Mike Causey on USPS, unions

Mike discusses the federal telework policy and if it's been used in the bad weather.

Tags: telework , Mike Causey , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 03:00pm EST
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