No early snow release for feds


Snow is closing schools and causing fender benders around the Washington area. But if you’re a federal employee hoping for permission to go home early and get started on that snowman, it’s not looking likely.

The Office of Personnel Management just told Federal Times that the weather isn’t prompting the government to make any major scheduling changes. But keep reading, and we’ll update you as soon as we hear anything new.

And please drive safely tonight and tomorrow morning — we’re now expected to get one to three inches of snow today, another inch or two tonight, and possibly sleet and freezing rain. Not quite the snowmageddon some had expected, but it’s enough to make commutes nasty.

UPDATE: Some agencies, however, are making minor adjustments to their schedules. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for example, has postponed a safety and security workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow. The workshop will now be Feb. 3.

If you know of any scheduling changes at your agency due to the weather, e-mail me at and I’ll post them.


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