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10/29/2012

Operating status during Hurricane Sandy

OPERATING STATUS FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 30:

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C.-area are closed to the public Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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:

  • required to telework,
  • on official travel outside of the Washington, D.C., area,
  • on leave without pay, or
  • on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-ready employees who are scheduled to perform telework on Tuesday 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.

Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

The Federal Executive Boards website provides information about the operating status of locations outside the National Capitol Region that may be impacted by the storm.

OPERATING STATUS FOR MONDAY, OCT. 29:

Federal employees in the National Capitol Region, who have not been designated as essential for this emergency situation [Hurricane Sandy], should not report for duty on Monday, Oct. 29. Those employees who are scheduled to work at a telework site should work or contact their supervisors to request leave for the day. All employees who were told they were needed to address the emergency situation should still report for duty. Employees at locations outside the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should check the appropriate website for information regarding decisions of the local Federal Executive Board regarding operating status. More information about the operating status of the National Capitol region can be found at OPM's website. The Federal Executive Boards website provides information about the operating status of locations outside the National Capitol Region that may be impacted by the storm.