DC-Area Federal Offices Closed Thursday Due to Winter Storm

February 18, 2021 by TWN Staff
DC-Area Federal Offices Closed Thursday Due to Winter Storm
Dirksen Senate Office Building. (Photo by Dan McCue)

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are closed Thursday due to a winter storm in the region.

The Office of Personnel Management made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the White House informed the press and photo pools that it was calling a travel and photo lid (end of day) at 8 a.m. this morning due to the winter storm

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were still expected to meet in person for the president’s President’s Daily Brief and COVID-19 briefing.

But the daily press briefing with Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be conducted via phone at 12:30 p.m.

According to the OPM:

Emergency employees and telework employees will continue to work as usual Thursday.

Non-emergency employees generally will be granted weather and safety leave for the number of hours they were scheduled to work. However, weather and safety leave will not be granted to employees who are:

  • emergency employees who are required to report for duty;
  • telework program participants (with certain narrow exceptions);
  • on official travel outside of the duty station;
  • on preapproved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off; or
  • on an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) day off or other non-workday.
  • Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

Telework Employees (i.e., employees who are participating in a telework program, including those who perform telework regularly and those who telework on an ad hoc basis) generally may not receive weather and safety leave. They must account for the entire workday by teleworking, taking unscheduled leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off, or a combination, in accordance with law, regulations, agency policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law).

Leave. In general, an employee on preapproved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off should continue to be charged leave or other paid time off and should not receive weather and safety leave.

A+
a-
  • closures
  • Federal offices
  • In The News

    Health

    Voting

    District of Columbia

    June 11, 2024
    by Dan McCue
    DC to Open Final Application Period for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia will open what it is calling the “final” application period for medical cannabis license... Read More

    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia will open what it is calling the “final” application period for medical cannabis license applications on July 1. In all, 33 retail licenses and two internet licenses will be available to non-social equity applicants, with the application period slated to... Read More

    Democratic Primary for DC Council Held Against Backdrop of Crime in the Nation's Capital

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's Democratic primary in heavily Democratic Washington will largely focus on crime, policing and law enforcement — hot-button issues... Read More

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's Democratic primary in heavily Democratic Washington will largely focus on crime, policing and law enforcement — hot-button issues in a city where violent crime spiked dramatically last year. Although the numbers for homicides and carjackings are down so far in 2024, the political dynamics... Read More

    May 25, 2024
    by Tom Ramstack
    US House Voids DC Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is now set to decide whether the District of Columbia’s controversial law that allows non-citizens... Read More

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is now set to decide whether the District of Columbia’s controversial law that allows non-citizens to vote in local elections survives. The House this week approved a measure to cancel the law. “Allowing noncitizens — including illegal aliens and foreign agents... Read More

    May 8, 2024
    by Tom Ramstack
    DC Police Clear War Protesters After Congressional Threat to Intervene

    WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., police cleared out Israel-Hamas War protesters from George Washington University in the early hours of Wednesday... Read More

    WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., police cleared out Israel-Hamas War protesters from George Washington University in the early hours of Wednesday but only after enduring congressional criticism for the delay. Thirty-three protesters were arrested at an encampment only blocks from the White House after police said they... Read More

    May 1, 2024
    by Tom Ramstack
    Congressmen Demand DC Police Remove Anti-Israel College Protesters

    WASHINGTON — Republican members of Congress sent letters to Washington, D.C.'s mayor Tuesday demanding an explanation of why local police... Read More

    WASHINGTON — Republican members of Congress sent letters to Washington, D.C.'s mayor Tuesday demanding an explanation of why local police have not cleared what the lawmakers called an "unlawful and antisemitic protest encampment" from the campus of George Washington University. Their dispute with the city administration... Read More

    March 25, 2024
    by Tom Ramstack
    DC Attorney General Warns Sports Teams About Relocating to Virginia

    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general is invoking a contract provision with local professional sports teams in the... Read More

    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general is invoking a contract provision with local professional sports teams in the city’s latest bid to keep them from relocating to Northern Virginia. D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb told Monumental Sports and Entertainment in a letter last week... Read More

    News From The Well
    scroll top