The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to issue an update of the Washington, DC, Area Dismissal and Closure Procedures. Last year, we introduced the unscheduled telework option as a way for agencies and employees to maintain productivity and continuity of operations during weather events and other emergencies without compromising the safety of our employees or the general public. This flexibility was developed in recognition of our evolving use of technology and increased use of telework and other workplace flexibilities. The unscheduled telework option has successfully allowed Federal employees to telework during various weather events and other emergencies over the past year.