WASHINGTON -- The Office of Personnel Management announced Monday afternoon that the federal government will be closed on Tuesday as inclement weather associated with Hurricane Sandy continues to push though the Mid-Atlantic states.
Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:
Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the day of the announcement or who are required to perform unscheduled telework on a day when Federal offices are closed to the public must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agencies' policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.
- required to telework,
- on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
- on leave without pay, or
- on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.
Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.