Skip to comments.Federal Government in Washington DC CLOSED on Thursday (Fourth Day in a Row)
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
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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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Although I must say I'm getting sick and tired of these snow blizzards. Looking forward to getting back to work!
What a blessing! Can we extend the snow until November?
Anybody having to use vacation time to maintain their pay?
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.
GOOD! They can’t make things worse if they aren’t working!
I hope the storm lasts all year.
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.
They haven’t been open since they first started pushing the unconstitutional, socialist health care bill behind close doors.
No, when OPM declares the government closed, all federal employees are paid per normal. No vacation time is used.
I heard for every day they are out they spend 100 million, but it beats every day they are working.
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.
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...
WITH PAY, NO DOUBT!
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.
Thank god, can we maybe make it a few months instead?
Now I know for sure who works for who.
Welcome to serfdom.
I am more than willing to let them get paid for not working. I think they should stop paying them when they are working.
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.
Another day they can’t spend our money!
Just got the call that our school is canceled for tomorrow. That takes us to June 23.
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?
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!
One more day with no new taxes!
Huh? I’m not a serf!
Very soon people are going to relize we can get along just fine without Washington.
Why do you live in Howard County if you work in Washington DC? That’s really far away.
Thank you Lord.
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.
Iran’s attack day tomorrow and obama’s govt. can’t handle snow.
No one’s life, liberty, or happiness is safe while congress is in session!
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.
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.
Love the weather map....
You’re right. They shouldn’t be all getting off with pay. The private sector isn’t.
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.
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!
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!
Way too much time on your hands? Seriously love the graphics!
Money well spent, I say.
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.