Federal Eye: OPM to agency bosses: Patience please

As federal offices in the Washington region return to normal status on Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management has asked agency bosses for patience and understanding as workers
balance tough commutes, kids in and out of school and backlogged
workloads after the recent snowstorms.

“As we return to normal operations tomorrow, please convey to your managers and supervisors that there may be continuing situations where
federal employees are facing difficulties in returning to work, or
returning to work on time,” OPM’s Kathryn Medina said
Tuesday afternoon in an e-mail to federal human resources officials.
“We ask that they be mindful of these circumstances and attempt to
utilize as much flexibility as is appropriate in handling these
situations on a case-by-case basis, until the snow is no longer an

Medina serves as OPM’s executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, which handles HR issues for the federal government.

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