With freezing rain in the forecast for a sloppy commute Monday, District of Columbia schools will open two hours late Monday, as will city government offices. And federal agencies will open at noon.
D.C. Public Schools said that students and teachers should report two hours after their usual start time - though essential personnel should report on time as long as they can travel safely.
Federal officials are warning employees to remain off the roads until 10 a.m. on Monday. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
Officials sent out the following press release for employees in the area:
Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) up until the time when Federal offices open. In accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees may notify their supervisor of their intent to use:
(1) earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;
(2) leave without pay;
(3) their flexible work schedule day off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or
(4) unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). (Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday.)
Telework-Ready Employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisor of their intention to perform unscheduled telework must be prepared to telework for the entire workday, or take unscheduled leave, or a combination of both, for the entire workday in accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.
Pre-approved Leave. Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire workday.
Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
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