Environmental Protection Agency

Unscheduled Telework on Poor Air Quality Days

The Office of Personnel Management allows Unscheduled Telework for severe weather. In the Washington DC area severe weather has been winter blizzard like conditions. The Washington DC has severe summer weather, specifically 100 degree days with very poor air quality. We are encouraged by our news meteorologists to stay inside and local buses provide free rides so people do not have to be outside during their work commute.

The Office of Personnel management should allow Unscheduled Telework for severe summer weather, specifically Air Quality Index in the Washington DC Area is forecasted to be unhealthy (Code Red).

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