As more information comes out regarding street closures, the FEB Emergency Assessment & Dismissal Committee has made these additional recommendations for your federal agencies located in the downtown and Crown Center areas. We recommend the following:
February 14th: The FEB recommends that all Federal locations at 2300 Main and along Grand Street should consider an EARLY DISMISSAL starting at 12 noon today as street closures in this area will begin.
February 15th: The FEB recommends that all federal agencies in the 64108-zip code be Closed to the Public and that employees are authorized to use UNSCHEDULED LEAVE AND or MAXIMUM TELEWORK for the day.
The FEB recommends that all federal agencies in the 64106-zip code remain open for business and grant UNSCHEDULED LEAVE AND TELEWORK for the day.
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 teleworking on time or request unscheduled leave.
Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
As always, these are recommendations only, and are based on information shared by the City of Kansas City and the Sports Commission. Agencies are responsible for making final decisions as to operating status based on their specific conditions.
A full map of closures and parade information may be found at: https://www.sportkc.org/chiefsparade
The Kansas City Chiefs are officially Super Bowl LVII champions! The victory parade is set for Wednesday, February 15, starting at 12:00pm. The parade will last approximately 1.5 hours. The Rally will begin at approximately 1:45pm in front of Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial north lawn. The Rally will last approximately 1 hour.
One half million people are expected to attend the parade and celebration at Union Station. This will have significant impacts on the transportation grid, access to downtown facilities, etc. Attached is the parade route.
To support our city’s ability to handle the traffic created by this event, and to lessen the number of cars on the roads, the FEB has made a special event-related recommendation for Wednesday, February 15. The FEB recommends Federal agencies throughout the Kansas City area remain open for business and grant UNSCHEDULED LEAVE AND TELEWORK.
In addition, once the KC Sports Commission releases the final road closures, we anticipate access to a number of downtown Federal offices may be severely curtailed. Once we have this information, the FEB may make additional recommendations specific to the downtown corridor.
As always, these are recommendations only, and are based on conditions throughout the metropolitan area. Agencies are responsible for making final decisions as to operating status based on their specific conditions.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. With a bit of planning, we can all ensure Kansas City has a successful celebration that helps us shine on the world stage!
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