Inauguration a Holiday for D.C.-Area Feds, Even Those Teleworking Due to COVID-19

NextGov: Most federal employees in the Washington region will get an extra day off next month, with the Trump administration clarifying Inauguration Day will constitute a holiday for capital area workers even despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Under normal circumstances, only those federal workers who would normally report to their offices on Jan. 20 would get the day off. Federal statute gives federal employees in the Washington area the extra holiday due to increased road closures and security concerns. The Office of Personnel Management clarified on Thursday that even those working from home as a result of the pandemic will still receive the extra paid time off.

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