OPM announces new regulations for weather-related leave

Federal News Radio: New weather and safety leave regulations from the Office of Personnel Management are cutting off teleworkers in most instances.

The regulations, announced announced Tuesday, said that employees who participate in a telework program will usually not be granted weather and safety leave.

“Because employees who are participating in a telework program under applicable agency policies are typically able to safely perform work at their approved locations (e.g., their homes), such an employee will generally not be granted weather and safety leave,” the announcement said.

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