OPM Operating Status: Federal Government Closed Tuesday
The Feral Government will be closed Tuesday, February 8, 2010, citing the major snowfall in Washington D.C. the past week. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published the announcement regarding the OPM's status on their website saying, "Closed. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are closed."
The extremely heavily trafficked OPM website read the following message regarding their operating status.
Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are closed. Nonemergency employees (including employees on pre-approved leave) will be granted excused absence for the number of hours they were scheduled to work. This does not apply to employees on leave without pay, leave without pay for military duty, workers' compensation, suspension, or in another nonpay status.
Telework employees may be expected to work from their telework sites, as specified in their telework agreements.
Emergency employees are expected to report for work on time.
Employees on alternative work schedules are not entitled to another AWS day off in lieu of the workday on which the agency is closed.
The noticed was posted on Feb 8, 2010 at 6:00 pM.
The OPM's website has been reading, "due to a very high volume of traffic, the other OPM.gov pages are not available now. Please try back later."