FEB Recommended Operating Status

The FEB has made a weather-related recommendation for Wednesday, February 17th.

The FEB recommends that federal agencies in the Kansas City area be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but that employees are authorized unscheduled leave or telework.

As we may experience rolling blackouts the next few days, please make sure your employees are prepared.  Make sure your family and pets are taken care of first.  Here are some safety tips from FEMA: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/power-outage_information-sheet.pdf .  Since you might also lose internet capabilities, please charge your computer, cell phones, power banks and use your mobile hotspot (if available) for work efficiency.

Unscheduled leave or telework means…
Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to:

  •  take unscheduled leave; or
  •  perform unscheduled telework as defined in the employee’s individual telework agreement, and as permitted by their agency’s policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.

Employees scheduled to telework on the day of the announcement are expected to begin telework on time or request unscheduled leave.

Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.

This guidance is provided only for Kansas City area-based agency directors

NOTIFICATION OF ALL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS GENERATED UNDER THIS PLAN IS ADVISORY ONLY. THE FINAL DECISION AS TO DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES RESTS WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL AGENCY AND INSTALLATION HEAD.  CONSEQUENTLY, EACH AGENCY REQUIRES ITS OWN POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN AND ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN UPON NOTIFICATION OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

Federal agencies in the Kansas City Metro Area are OPEN

***Please Note: Notification of emergency situations, analysis, and attendance recommendations generated under this plan are ADVISORY ONLY, and are provided as a service to agency heads for their use in deciding as to what is the most appropriate course of action for their individual agency. THE FINAL DECISION AS TO THE DELAYED OPENING AND/OR CLOSURE RESTS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL AGENCY HEAD. Therefore, the plan is designed to be of assistance to agency heads, and contribute to the coordinated and consistent federal responses (where appropriate) to emergency situations which are based up a thorough analysis of all available information.