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Old 10-28-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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I took my dog for a good long walk today for a couple of hours. The next several trips outside will be business only. We won't go outside at all when the wind and rain pick up. I have a feeling I'm going to wish I'd litter-box trained him.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Federal Gov't offices in the DC area are closed----- according to Inside NOVA. If they don't close FT Belvoir tomorrow, at least my morning commute will be more tolerable.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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OPM lists federal offices as closed to the public on Monday.

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:

required to telework,
on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
on leave without pay, or
on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the day of the announcement or who are required to perform unscheduled telework on a day when Federal offices are closed to the public must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agencies' policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Federal Gov't offices in the DC area are closed----- according to Inside NOVA. If they don't close FT Belvoir tomorrow, at least my morning commute will be more tolerable.
Anyone who voluntarily commutes tomorrow is a fool or a tool of their employer.

George Mason U just announced they're closed.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Anyone who voluntarily commutes tomorrow is a fool or a tool of their employer.
Even police officers, firemen, doctors, nurses and EMTs?

My checklist:

Water (the most important): check.
Shelter: check.
Food: check.
Medical supplies: check.
Flashlights and lanterns: check.
Non-electronic entertainment: check.
Guns and 20,000 rounds of ammunition: check.*

*You never know when a massive storm might breach the super secret bio weapons facilities, unleash an incurable pandemic, turn people into violent zombies (or just violent) and...

Oh, the power is still on. I can still watch The Walking Dead tonight!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Even police officers, firemen, doctors, nurses and EMTs?
I qualified it with voluntarily.

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*You never know when a massive storm might breach the super secret bio weapons facilities, unleash an incurable pandemic, turn people into violent zombies (or just violent) and...
Don't forget to double tap.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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OPM lists federal offices as closed to the public on Monday.

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:

required to telework,
on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area,
on leave without pay, or
on an alternative work schedule (AWS) day off.

Telework-Ready Employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the day of the announcement or who are required to perform unscheduled telework on a day when Federal offices are closed to the public must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agencies' policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.

Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
I went to work for a federal contractor a few months ago and can't find a clear answer for us. Neither can I reach anyone on the Blackberry. I don't have a lot of leave built up so I think I'll go in and see what happens.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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I just realized this evening the one small positive in this whole storm situation. For the last 24 hours we have had next to NO political related phones calls! Just had one but that's the first one I think we had all day.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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I just realized this evening the one small positive in this whole storm situation. For the last 24 hours we have had next to NO political related phones calls! Just had one but that's the first one I think we had all day.
Now that you mention it, that's very true - Lol.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I just realized this evening the one small positive in this whole storm situation. For the last 24 hours we have had next to NO political related phones calls! Just had one but that's the first one I think we had all day.
Excellent point!! Didn't have a single one today!
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