Federal government closed Monday

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The Office of Personnel Management announced this evening that the federal government will be closed on Monday. OPM’s Web site was completely crashed for a while due to the onslaught of people checking on the status, but is now back up. Here’s the details:

  • Emergency employees must show up for work on time.
  • Nonemergency employees (including employees on preapproved leave) will have an excused absence for the number of hours they were scheduled to work.
  • Telework employees may have to work from their home or other prearranged telework site.
  • Employees on alternative work schedules who were already scheduled to have tomorrow off are not entitled to another AWS day off.

In other Snowmageddon news:

  • Washington’s Metro is currently running only in underground tunnels — no above-ground tracks. Metro buses are not operating today.
  • Virginia Railway Express trains will not be running Monday, and they aren’t even sure they’ll operate on Tuesday either. VRE said it will make that decision by 6 p.m. tomorrow.
  • More snow could be coming Tuesday. The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a winter storm watch that says we could get five or more additional inches of snow beginning Tuesday afternoon and running into Wednesday afternoon.
  • And FedLine ain’t trying to brag or nothing, but we just wanted to point out that we said back in December that Snowmageddon was a much better name than Snowpocalypse. And it looks like President Obama agrees:
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  1. It is unfair that “Employees on alternative work schedules who were already scheduled to have tomorrow off are not entitled to another AWS day off.” Individuals working 8 hour days have to work 32 hours (4 days * 8 hours), whereas individuals on 10 hour days have to work 40 hours (4 days * 10 hours)…

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