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Federal Government in Washington DC CLOSED on Wednesday, February 10
Office of Personnel Management ^ | February 9, 2010 | OPM

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: employees; federal; federalemployees; government; snowmageddon
Wa-HOOOOOO!!! Third snow day in row!!!!

That being said, we're pretty sick and tired of the record snowfall here in the Washington DC area.

1 posted on 02/09/2010 4:20:08 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

“we’re pretty sick and tired”

Did you drain the liquor cabinet already? ;)


2 posted on 02/09/2010 4:21:28 PM PST by coaltrain
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To: Poundstone

We’re pretty sick and tired of Washington DC in general.


3 posted on 02/09/2010 4:23:35 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Poundstone

Plus early closing last Friday?


4 posted on 02/09/2010 4:24:18 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Poundstone

Frozen Algore

http://www.accuweather.com/video-on-demand.asp?video=28984389001&title=Frozen Al Gore


5 posted on 02/09/2010 4:25:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Well, quit electing Rats and liberals to come here and give us some Republican leadership. It’s your fault. You elect them.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 4:26:26 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Poundstone

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?


7 posted on 02/09/2010 4:26:40 PM PST by jackieh
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To: coaltrain

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.


8 posted on 02/09/2010 4:27:13 PM PST by Qout
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To: GAB-1955

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.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 4:28:04 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Poundstone

They can keep it closed for all I care.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 4:28:08 PM PST by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: jackieh

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.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 4:29:27 PM PST by avital2
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To: HokieMom
I wonder how many days of the government being closed it will take before people realize we're doing just fine without the bureaucrats and want it to stay closed?
12 posted on 02/09/2010 4:46:46 PM PST by a_feral_duck
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To: jackieh

It’s spelled Brazilian. W taught me that.


13 posted on 02/09/2010 4:47:41 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: a_feral_duck

How many days did Speaker Gingrich shut the federal government down back in the ‘90’s?


14 posted on 02/09/2010 4:49:05 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: a_feral_duck

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.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 4:56:41 PM PST by KillTime (Democracies that can't distinguish between good and evil or deny any difference shall surely perish.)
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To: Poundstone

Too bad we can’t get Congress to recess until July 5th!


16 posted on 02/09/2010 5:01:50 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: Poundstone

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.
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?wv_common+/48h/


17 posted on 02/09/2010 5:05:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: HokieMom

“How many days did Speaker Gingrich shut the federal government down back in the ‘90’s?”

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.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 5:24:56 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: avital2

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.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 5:30:48 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Poundstone

Now, if we could just keep it closed.


20 posted on 02/09/2010 5:42:20 PM PST by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
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To: Poundstone

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.


21 posted on 02/09/2010 5:55:57 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Hulka

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!


22 posted on 02/09/2010 6:10:49 PM PST by avital2
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To: Poundstone

“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.


23 posted on 02/09/2010 7:17:10 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Poundstone

Yet another $150 Billion saved.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 7:34:19 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Poundstone

Next week an Alberta Clipper is heading across the Northern Plains and aiming for the Mid East.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 8:19:27 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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