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Federal Government in Washington DC CLOSED on Thursday (Fourth Day in a Row)
Office of Personnel Management ^ | February 10, 2010 | OPM

Posted on 02/10/2010 4:00:36 PM PST by Poundstone

Federal Government Operating Status in the Washington, DC, Area the following message applies only to Thursday, February 11, 2010

Notice: Due to very high volume traffic access to all other OPM.gov pages has been modified. Select the following link to proceed to opm.gov.

Select the follwing link to access e-QIP at its temporary address. 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. Posted on February 10, 2010 at 6:50 PM

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: employees; federal; federalemployees; government; snowmageddon
YAHOOOO!!!! We federal employees in Washington DC get an unprecedented FOURTH day off!

Although I must say I'm getting sick and tired of these snow blizzards. Looking forward to getting back to work!

1 posted on 02/10/2010 4:00:36 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

Woot!


2 posted on 02/10/2010 4:01:37 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Poundstone

Amateurs....


3 posted on 02/10/2010 4:02:11 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: Poundstone

What a blessing! Can we extend the snow until November?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 4:02:32 PM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Poundstone

Anybody having to use vacation time to maintain their pay?


5 posted on 02/10/2010 4:02:48 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: fwdude

Totally agree.

The felons cannot rob us when they cannot get to (can’t say work, can’t say work).

May they freeze to death in the dark.

Then may global warming make them rot and stink.

And may the buzzards carry them off to Muzzieland, where their carcasses can rot in the oil-stained sands.

And then, we can do something really bad to the remains.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 4:04:13 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: EGPWS

GOOD! They can’t make things worse if they aren’t working!


7 posted on 02/10/2010 4:04:14 PM PST by princess leah (1)
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To: Poundstone

YES!

I hope the storm lasts all year.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 4:06:56 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: Poundstone

Well, I guess not EVERYTHING is positive when the gov’t. shuts down...

I am expecting a tax refund. I WAS supposed to get it next Tuesday. Now with the gov’t being closed, it’s been delayed a week.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 4:08:08 PM PST by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
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To: Poundstone

They haven’t been open since they first started pushing the unconstitutional, socialist health care bill behind close doors.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 4:08:23 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: EGPWS

No, when OPM declares the government closed, all federal employees are paid per normal. No vacation time is used.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 4:08:46 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I heard for every day they are out they spend 100 million, but it beats every day they are working.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 4:08:50 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Amateurs....

~Snort!

The one time this year that I drive home to MN from OK and I drive through just about the worst winter driving conditions that I have experienced in 30 years. Yeaaaahhh, cars and semi's in the ditch every other mile but I made it 700 miles. ; )

I'm no amateur.

13 posted on 02/10/2010 4:08:53 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Poundstone

I think in a show of solidarity with our DC brothers and sisters the Washington STATE federal employees should also take the day off.

It’s been quiet around here with no emails and phone calls from Headquarters...


14 posted on 02/10/2010 4:09:03 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: Poundstone

WITH PAY, NO DOUBT!


15 posted on 02/10/2010 4:11:03 PM PST by Paperdoll (PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE M.D..)
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To: Poundstone

Shame these bastards aren’t on hourly wages like many of the private sector is.

They aren’t even worth their wages when there is no snow.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 4:11:57 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Poundstone

Thank god, can we maybe make it a few months instead?


17 posted on 02/10/2010 4:13:50 PM PST by Woodman
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To: Poundstone
No, when OPM declares the government closed, all federal employees are paid per normal. No vacation time is used.

Now I know for sure who works for who.

Welcome to serfdom.

18 posted on 02/10/2010 4:15:18 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Paperdoll

I am more than willing to let them get paid for not working. I think they should stop paying them when they are working.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 4:15:23 PM PST by Woodman
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To: Poundstone

I work in Washington (not for the government). I could not make it to work today or Monday. I have to use vacation time. Hope to make it in tomorrow but it’s still snowing here in Howard County.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 4:15:24 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Poundstone

YAYYYYY!!!!!!

Another day they can’t spend our money!


21 posted on 02/10/2010 4:16:31 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Poundstone

Just got the call that our school is canceled for tomorrow. That takes us to June 23.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 4:16:47 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Poundstone

The Republic is safe for one more day. Didn’t we use to send them back to their day jobs for 6 months a year in the day before Pelosi requisitioned her fleet of booze soused, tax payer financed, Gulfstream Jets and 767s?


23 posted on 02/10/2010 4:19:52 PM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater
Western PA got hit hard by these two storms. Homes losing power, still 32,000 homes without power. CBA news tonite gave Pittsburgh and their snow woes a mention on the evening news.
24 posted on 02/10/2010 4:20:32 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: NotSoFreeStater
I work in Washington (not for the government). I could not make it to work today or Monday. I have to use vacation time. Hope to make it in tomorrow but it’s still snowing here in Howard County.

Your income tax is needed to pay for the paid time off of those who don't make it to work.

Now get back to work!

25 posted on 02/10/2010 4:21:55 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Poundstone

One more day with no new taxes!

26 posted on 02/10/2010 4:22:54 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: EGPWS

Huh? I’m not a serf!


27 posted on 02/10/2010 4:24:44 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: EGPWS
Anybody having to use vacation time to maintain their pay?

Contractors...

28 posted on 02/10/2010 4:24:46 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: Ciexyz

Very soon people are going to relize we can get along just fine without Washington.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 4:25:35 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Why do you live in Howard County if you work in Washington DC? That’s really far away.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 4:25:55 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

Thank you Lord.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 4:31:13 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Poundstone

Howard County is not too far. About 30 miles each way. My wife always has worked in Baltimore (and she hates to commute far). Traffic is normally not too bad the hours I work.


32 posted on 02/10/2010 4:34:17 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Poundstone

Iran’s attack day tomorrow and obama’s govt. can’t handle snow.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 4:42:05 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Poundstone

No one’s life, liberty, or happiness is safe while congress is in session!


34 posted on 02/10/2010 4:56:16 PM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Poundstone

There’s a silver lining in every cloud.

If the feds can’t work, they can’t screw up this country.

There’s another storm forecast for early next week as well.

You’re not out of the woods yet.


35 posted on 02/10/2010 4:56:50 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Poundstone

36 posted on 02/10/2010 4:57:26 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Love it.


37 posted on 02/10/2010 5:12:39 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Fed employees, Country employees, School employees, City employees. All off WITH pay. Is it becoming idiocy that we all are not “public servants”? Maybe that’s the plan.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 5:26:16 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: hal ogen

Love the weather map....

You’re right. They shouldn’t be all getting off with pay. The private sector isn’t.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 5:33:13 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Poundstone

Fed employees should have to make up the time over the rest of the year, otherwise they are robbing the taxpayer.

People in the real world either don’t get paid or have to take a personal day off in many cases.


40 posted on 02/10/2010 5:36:41 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Poundstone

Fellow federal employee here in SF—jealous of all your days off but not jealous of the heaps of snow. . .I was in DC just before all of this, and the 4 inches you got on Jan 30th seemed like a TON to this California girl! It was scary driving around, slipping on the ice. . .

Good luck to you guys as you dig out.

I think your federal employee coworkers nationwide should get some matching time off, so to be fair!


41 posted on 02/10/2010 5:41:20 PM PST by olivia3boys
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To: olivia3boys

Olivia, we feds in Washington DC would gladly give up one of our four free days this week in exchange for a lot less snow.

The way conditions are here now, I predict we’ll get off Friday also. And of course Monday is the President’s Day holiday. So that will mean ten consecutive days of no work. And I really want to get back to work — I’m going stir crazy at home!


42 posted on 02/10/2010 6:33:38 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: Rebelbase

Way too much time on your hands? Seriously love the graphics!


43 posted on 02/10/2010 7:30:54 PM PST by mom aka the evil dictator
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To: mware
I heard for every day they are out they spend 100 million, but it beats every day they are working.

Money well spent, I say.

44 posted on 02/11/2010 5:22:44 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Poundstone

If they don’t get the streets cleared, it will be a fifth day — and then there will be no one back to work until next Tuesday.


45 posted on 02/11/2010 5:34:27 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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