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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 10:43 PM
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OPM Operating Status - Federal Government Closed Tuesday 2/9/10
Source: Gather.com

According to the latest OPM operating status, the Federal Government is closed Tuesday, February 9, 2010. The announcement comes due to the news that there is a weather forecast for high snowfall in the Washington, DC area on Tuesday, just days after a huge snow storm blanketed the nation's capital. This will mean that all Federal agencies in Washington, DC will be closed on Tuesday. Nonemergency employees will also be given an excused absence for the number of hours they were normally scheduled to work, except for those on leave without pay for military duty, workers' comp, suspensation or other nonpay status.

Telework and Emergency employees must still report for duty as normal. Emergency employees are still expected to report to their job on time, while telework employees must work from their usual telework sites specified in their agreements for work. These announcements were made just several hours ago at 6PM Monday evening.

The United States Office of Personnel Management made the announcement via their website here, which also says that the OPM Operating Status for Tuesday is Pending. Additionally, other sections of the OPM site are not functioning due to the high volume of visits to the site to see the news that the Federal Government is closed Tuesday.


Read more: http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=2814...



After three days, this is the sort of situation that would get a lot of Mayors thrown out of office.
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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 10:46 PM
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1. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation
If DC budgeted for a 100 year snow storm every year, that would probably get the mayor tossed out of office as well.
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NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 11:03 PM
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2. They can't get the public transit going.
If the trains can't run, how would people (many clueless in snow) get to work?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 11:11 PM
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3. We here in Central NJ got about 4" . . . another foot of snow predicted for Wednesday --!!
South of us got lots more --

Northern NJ -- NONE!!



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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 11:59 PM
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4. The courts are even closed in MD - that doesn't happen too often.
County gov'ts in general are closed too.

It's getting bad here. The storm coming tomorrow will have high winds with it too, which the last one didn't = blizzard conditions. Roofs are collapsing already - after this next storm, that will get worse.

MD has had more than 5 FEET of snow this year, and it's only early February.

This is not looking good, at all.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 02:47 AM
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5. oh goodie, we are saving money already... tell Alito to take the year off

and take that Nelson fella with you when you pull Lieberman out of the snow drift on the way home
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-09-10 05:49 AM
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6. I Feel Much Safer With the Govt. Shut Down
Sad, isn't it?
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