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Federal Eye: Eye Opener: Cherry Blossom time at OPM

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Ed O'Keefe

Happy Wednesday! Workers at the Office of Personnel Management can take an hour break on Thursday or Friday
to walk a few blocks south to see the Cherry Blossoms, according to a
memo issued late last week.

OPM Director John Berry told his almost 1,500 staffers that they can take one hour, workload permitting, to walk
the few blocks from agency headquarters to the Tidal Basin
. (The
memo was first
reported
by Stephen Losey of The Federal Times.)

It’s all part of OPM’s “Feds Get Fit” campaign, designed to promote health and wellness for all
federal workers. Keeping feds healthy is a noble goal, but why can’t the
workers just use their lunch break to take the walk? Or why not wait
out the evening commute by walking over to see the trees right after
work? Agree or disagree?

The National Cherry Blossoms Festival continues through April 11.


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