Skip to comments.Federal Government in Washington DC CLOSED on Wednesday, February 10
Posted on 02/09/2010 4:20:06 PM PST by Poundstone
Federal Government Operating Status in the Washington, DC, Area the following message applies only to Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED.
This Means . . . Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are closed. Nonemergency employees (including employees on pre-approved leave) will be granted excused absence for the number of hours they were scheduled to work. This does not apply to employees on leave without pay, leave without pay for military duty, workers' compensation, suspension, or in another nonpay status. Telework employees may be expected to work from their telework sites, as specified in their telework agreements. Emergency employees are expected to report for work on time. Employees on alternative work schedules are not entitled to another AWS day off in lieu of the workday on which the agency is closed.
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That being said, we're pretty sick and tired of the record snowfall here in the Washington DC area.
“we’re pretty sick and tired”
Did you drain the liquor cabinet already? ;)
We’re pretty sick and tired of Washington DC in general.
Plus early closing last Friday?
Well, quit electing Rats and liberals to come here and give us some Republican leadership. It’s your fault. You elect them.
Good....everyday the government isn’t working saves another BAZILLION dollars.... before long, just might make a dent in that deficit. Okay, wishful thinking, huh?
Seems like a failure to execute. After more than a year of talk about “shovel-ready jobs” Washington doesn’t have enough shovels or people working them.
Hey, I don’t pull the D lever.
Plus, as a native Eastern Shoreman I’m formerly from the sh*thouse part of the state.
They can keep it closed for all I care.
i’m reading that people got to the supermarket around there the last day or so, so i’m wondering why they aren’t at work. if they were worried about their jobs like everyone else, they would have been at work today at least.
It’s spelled Brazilian. W taught me that.
How many days did Speaker Gingrich shut the federal government down back in the ‘90’s?
There are a ton of us non-bureaucrats working for the federal government. Don’t lump us all into one. Many of us are, like me, working for the war fighter and DoD in general.
Too bad we can’t get Congress to recess until July 5th!
What’s really funny is there is another low pressure system making it’s way on to the southern shores of CA. That one should probably take a similar track to the current one stomping it’s way across the NE.
“How many days did Speaker Gingrich shut the federal government down back in the 90s?”
The shutdown lasted about three weeks. What a bizarre time that was. Fortunately, we federal employees didn’t lose a cent, even though most of us had to stay home the entire time.
Because most walked to the stores, that the average commute is tens of miles, sometimes up to 60 miles and the side streets are un-passable, that the main roads are plowed horribly where normal 4-lane roads are now 2-lanes, that the commute that normally takes 1-2 hrs (both ways), would blossom up to 4-hrs each way—and that doesn’t factor in the inevitable accident snarling traffic even worse-— that parking lots are clogged with snow reducing the number of slots by at least 30%, that Metro (underground and bus) aren’t running for those of us that ride the Metro.
Snow is mostly being pushed around. It doesn’t disappear.
Lord knows the local governments, and DC, should be doing a better job, but it isn’t the workers fault in this case.
Now, if we could just keep it closed.
We were at the Grand Canyon during that time. Since the federal government was shut down, the park was open but they couldn’t charge people to come in. So it was open and closed simultaneously.
now that you mention it, it seems like there is a DC snow story about every other year. the same story: the area
can’t handle it. i’ve also never understood why utility wires are above ground with all the ice storms knocking electricity out in the winter. these recurring stories make is seem like Groundhog Day!
“Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED.”
Blockade the roads, set up machine guns and mortars to cover all ingress and call in air strikes so the pigs can’t get back in.
Yet another $150 Billion saved.
Next week an Alberta Clipper is heading across the Northern Plains and aiming for the Mid East.