EXTREME HEAT LEADS TO OPM ENDORSING TELEWORK FOR AGENCIES - July 25, 2016
OPM to Agencies: Let Feds Telework to Avoid Heat
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
It is really hot out. Oppressively, dangerously hot, and excessive heat warnings are in effect across the country.
The Office of Personnel Management wants to make sure federal employees stay safe, and this summer that could mean staying at home and in the air conditioning.
OPM encouraged agencies to approve telework and flexible work schedules when the weather reaches levels that create poor air quality. The human resources agency said if agencies allow it, employees can adjust their schedules so they avoid travel during the hottest parts of the day. Employees can also take vacation days, OPM said.