OPM Releases New Weather and Safety Leave Regulations

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced new weather and safety leave regulations, seemingly dramatically reducing the ability of employees who telework to receive weather and safety leave.

“Because employees who are participating in a telework program under applicable agency policies are typically able to safely perform work at their approved locations (e.g., their homes), such an employee will generally not be granted weather and safety leave,” according to the announcement. “This new provision will apply regardless of what is stated (or not stated) in the employee’s telework agreement and in agency policies and agreements. “

The rule is slated to go into effect on May 10th. More information about the rule is available online.

OPM relatedly announced that it would be reconvening an interagency working group on dismissal and closing procedures in order to update the agency’s procedural documents. The working groups provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to guide the agency’s efforts, including implementation of the newly-announced weather and safety leave policies. Chief Human Capital Officers “who would like to have a representative from their agency participate in the working group” are asked to notify OPM by April 13th.

 

 

 

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