The OPM Federal Government Operating Status for Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 has been announced: federal agencies will be closed.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management Web site has been experiencing problems, as people flood the site to find out the federal government's operating status for Monday in lieu of Washington D.C.'s "snowmageddon."
However, there are definitely closings in store for tomorrow.
The site was updated at 6 p.m. this evening and a message read:
The following message applies only to Monday, February 8, 2010: Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED.
The site explained that 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."
It's noted that telework employees may still need to report for work on time, and emergency employees are also expected to report.