Federal agencies in the Washington area will open two hours later
than normal Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday
night. Federal workers may take unscheduled leave, OPM added.
Those who elect to take unscheduled time off for the entire workday must notify their supervisor of the decision. Emergency employees must
report regardless of the weather.
OPM had the same policy in effect Friday when a monstrous commute in and out of town prompted plenty of steamed questions from federal workers.
OPM Director John Berry noted that the only factors he considers when making the decision whether and when to open government offices
are safety and government operations.