Emergency employees and telework employees continue to work.
This announcement does not apply to furloughed employees impacted by the lapse in appropriations, as they are already in a non-work status.
Excepted employees (e.g., those excepted from the furlough to protect life or property or those who must support them or other non-furloughed employees “by necessary implication”) will follow the operating status announcement, except any time in a non-work status will be considered to be furlough time.
Employees who are Funded or Exempt from Furlough
Non-emergency employees generally will be granted weather and safety leave for the number of hours they were scheduled to work. However, weather and safety leave will not be granted to employees who are:
emergency employees who are required to report for duty;
telework program participants (with certain narrow exceptions);
on official travel outside of the duty station;
on preapproved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off (applicable to Funded or Exempt employees only); or
on an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) day off or other non-workday.
Except as noted in the discussion above:
Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
Telework Employees (i.e., employees who are participating in a telework program, including those who perform telework regularly and those who telework on an ad hoc basis) generally may not receive weather and safety leave. They must account for the entire workday by teleworking, taking unscheduled leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off, or a combination, in accordance with law, regulations, agency policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining requirements (as consistent with law).
Leave. In general, an employee on preapproved leave (paid or unpaid) or other paid time off should continue to be charged leave or other paid time off and should not receive weather and safety leave.