The Office of Personnel Management announced an unscheduled leave policy is in effect today for non-emergency federal employees in the Washington, DC, area.
Federal offices are open, but employees can take the day off by notifying their supervisors, OPM said. Emergency employees must report to work on time.
With the potential for icy rain and snow showers today in the Washington region, and a slow day expected before the New Year’s holiday, OPM officials decided to play it safe and keep some employees off the roads.
Federal offices nationwide will be closed tomorrow in observance of New Year’s Day.