EXECUTIVE BRANCH EMPLOYEES EXCUSED FROM DUTY 26 DECEMBER 2014.The President has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, with pay and without a charge to leave, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential public need. Click on the link below to view the full OPM Memo.
OPM GUIDANCE ISSUED ON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
OPM has issued guidance on personnel policies including use of sick leave and ad hoc telework for situations involving communicable diseases. Federal Departments and Agencies must achieve two equally important goals: (1) protect the Federal workforce, and (2) ensure the continuity of operations. To achieve these goals, OPM is providing agencies with three attachments to this memorandum—
1. Human Resources Flexibilities and Authorities for Dealing with Quarantinable Communicable Diseases and Seasonal Influenza
2. Questions and Answers on Human Resources Flexibilities and Authorities for Dealing with Quarantinable Communicable Diseases and Seasonal Influenza
3. Questions and Answers Regarding Duty Status, Pay, and Leave Issues Resulting from the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa